The Civet may look like a cat but it is actually part of the Mongoose family.
There are 35 species in 20 genera. The African Civet is the largest of the Civets.
The Fishing or Aquatic Genet, or Congo Water Civet, is rare and inhabits small rivers and streams of the Central Africa forest. The common Genet can be found in France, Africa, Iberian Peninsula, and Palestine. The Genet’s tail makes up half of its body length and their coloration helps them avoid detection by their prey.
Written by Pauline Cameron & Katie Kemsley