Genetta angolensis
Status: Least Concern
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Viverridae
Genus: Genetta
Names: Miombo genet
Description: The Angolan genet has long light brown coloured fur with dark spots and a continuous dark crested line across the back. Its throat and chest are light grey to greyish black. It has small spots on the front and shoulders. The spots are more numerous and slightly bigger on the sides.

General Information

The Angolan genet is one of the four subspecies found in Zambia. It is distinguished from the common genet by the black rather than white tip to the tail and more irregular blotching and spotting on the coat.
Shoulder height:
Length: 44 to 48 cm
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Conservation

It is listed as "least concern" on the IUCN Red list.

Distribution and Habitat

The Angolan genet occurs in Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It lives in a variety of environments in its range, including both the local miombo woodlands and plains.

Interaction with humans

The Angolan genet is not considered threatened by habitat change, but might be negatively affected by road traffic. In Tanzania, traditional healers use the Angolan genet in their practices. Some individuals are poached for this practise.

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