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Angolan Kusimanse

Angolan Kusimanse Range Map (Africa)
Angolan Kusimanse Range Map (Africa)

Latin Name Crossarchus ansorgei
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

Angolan 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.


Angolan Kusimanse can be found in the forests of central Africa.


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


Angolan 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 two subspecies of Angolan Kusimanse:

Crossarchus ansorgei ansorgei - Angola
Crossarchus ansorgei nigricolor - Zaire

Interesting Facts

Angolan Kusimanse are also known as:
Ansorge's Kusimanse
Ansorge's Cusimanse
Angolan Cusimanse

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

Similar Animals

Alexander's Kusimanse
Common Kusimanse
Flat-Headed Kusimanse


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