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Alexander's Kusimanse

Alexander's Kusimanse Range Map (Africa)
Alexander's Kusimanse Range Map (Africa)

Latin Name Crossarchus alexandri
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location Africa
Colour Brown/Grey
Length 30 - 45 cms (12 - 18 inches)
Tail 15 - 25 cms (6 - 10 inches)
Weight 0.45 - 1.4 Kgs (1 - 3 lbs)
Life Expectancy


Main Characteristics

Alexander's Kusimanse have a body length between 30 and 45 cms (12 - 18 inches), a tail length between 15 and 25 cms (6 - 10 inches) and they weigh between 0.45 - 1.4 kgs (1 - 3 lbs).

They are brown/grey in colour and they have a slender body with a short, tapering tail. Their head is long and slender and they have small, rounded ears.


Alexander's Kusimanse can be found in the forests of central Africa.


Kusimanse feed on insects, grubs, crabs, small rodents, small reptiles and fruits.


Alexander's Kusimanse can produce 2 - 3 litters of young each year. After a gestation period of 8 weeks, 2 - 4 young are born. They are weaned at 3 weeks old and reach sexual maturity at 9 months old.


Larger carnivores and birds of prey are predators of Kusimanse.


There are no subspecies of Alexander's Kusimanse.

Interesting Facts

Alexander's Kusimanse are also known as:
Alexander's Cusimanse

Crossarchus is a genus of mongoose, commonly referred to as the Kusimanse or dwarf mongoose.

Similar Animals

Angolan Kusimanse
Common Kusimanse
Flat-Headed Kusimanse


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