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African civet
(No Subspecific status)
Civettictis civetta
(Syn.: Viverra civetta)
(SCHREBER, 1776)

Photo by: J. Pfleiderer (zeigt UA australis)
Additional images here: www.biolib.cz

Number of Subspecies:06
Subspecies:01. Civettictis civetta civetta - Southern Mauritania and Senegal east to Ethiopia and Somalia, Gabon
02. C.c. australis - Eastern Botswana to Zambia and Malawi up to Mozambique and southern to South-Africa and Swaziland
03. C.c. congica - Sudan, DR Congo, Rwanda, Angola and Northern Zambia
04. C.c. pauli - Djibouti
05. C.c. schwarzi - Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania togehter with Zanzibar
06. C.c. volkmanni - Namibia and Botswana

Information Source for Taxanomy:Wilson, Don E. / Mittermeier, Russell A. HANDBOOK OF THE MAMMALS OF THE WORLD; Vol. 1 - Carnivores, 2009
Range:Mauritana, Senegal, Ethiopia, Somalia, Gabon, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, South-Africa, Swaziland, Sudan, DR Congo, Rwanda, Angola, Djibouti, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Namibia,
Habitat:Forests and open habitats
Head-Torso-Length:67 - 84 cm
Tail length:35 - 47 cm
Weight:7 - 20 kg
Food:Invertebrates, small vertebrates, fruits, eggs, grass
IUCN status:LC (Least Concern)

Current Holdings
European Union
  Austria (1 Holding(s)):
  • Kernhof (Kameltheater und Weisser Zoo) 
      Czech Republic (2 Holding(s)):
  • Dvorec (Zoo) 
  • Dvur Kralove (Zoo) 
      Germany (3 Holding(s)):
  • Lünebach-Pronsfeld (Eifel-Zoo) 
  • Rockenhausen (Tierpark Donnersberg) 
  • Sydower Fließ (Wildkatzenzentrum Felidae) 
      Hungary (1 Holding(s)):
  • Erdősmecske (RepZOOtic Animal Center) 
      Italy (1 Holding(s)):
  • Pozzonovo (Parco Faunistico Valcorba) 
      Slovakia (1 Holding(s)):
  • Bojnice (Zoo) 
    Number: 9
    Non-EU and other EAZA countries
      United Kingdom (7 Holding(s)):
  • Axminster (Axe Valley Wildlife Park) 
  • Bratton Fleming (Exmoor Zoological Park) 
  • Horncastle (Wolds Wildlife Park) 
  • Reaseheath (College Zoo) 
  • South Woodham Ferrers (Call of the Wild Zoo) 
  • Stickney (ARK Wildlife Park & Exotic Animal Sanctuary) 
  • Telford (Hoo Zoo and Dinosaur World) 
    Number: 7