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Rusty-spotted genet
(Central African large-spotted genet)
Genetta maculata
(Syn.: Genetta rubiginosa)
(GRAY, 1830)

Photo by: A. Meyer
Additional images here: www.biolib.cz

Number of Subspecies:04
Subspecies:01. Genetta maculata maculata - Eritrea and Ethiopia
02. G.m. letabae - Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia
03. G.m. mossambica - South Africa and Mozambique
04. G.m. zambesiana - Zimbabwe and Malawi

Information Source for Taxanomy:Wilson, Don E. / Mittermeier, Russell A. HANDBOOK OF THE MAMMALS OF THE WORLD; Vol. 1 - Carnivores, 2009
Range:Zimbabwe, Malawi, South Africa, Mozambique, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Eritrea, Ethiopia
Habitat:Primary and secondary rainforest, Woodland savannah,
Head-Torso-Length: 40 - 55 cm
Tail length:40 - 54 cm
Weight:1,3 - 3,1 kg
Food:Froots, seeds, berries, small mammals, birds, eggs
IUCN status:LC (Least Concern)

Current Holdings
European Union
  Czech Republic (2 Holding(s)):
  • Olovnice (Zoopark) 
  • Stezery (Zoopark) 
      Germany (2 Holding(s)):
  • Gotha (Tierpark) 
  • Sydower Fließ (Wildkatzenzentrum Felidae) 
      Poland (1 Holding(s)):
  • Bydgoszcz (Zoo / Ogrod Fauny Polskiej) 
    Number: 5
    Non-EU and other EAZA countries
      United Kingdom (1 Holding(s)):
  • Stickney (ARK Wildlife Park & Exotic Animal Sanctuary) 
    Number: 1