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African Civet

Scientific Name: Virerra civetta

Subspecies: There exist several subspecies of Viverra civetta, but they are not described here as they have little or no significance as hunting trophies.

Distribution: Most African countries south of the Sahara Desert.

Habitat: All types of savanna, sometimes dense forest.

Description: Dog size animal, looking like a mixture between a stoat and a badger. Ground colour greyish or buffy. On the neck, two black bands from behind the ear to lower neck, forming a double collar. Underparts and lower limbs pure black. The Civet weighs around 20 kg and measures around 40 cm over the shoulder.

Hunting method: Pursch or lying in wait next to carrion. Is often taken in connection with lion- or leopard hunts, or as an extra in connection with antelope hunting.

Hunting available in: All African countries with trophy hunts.

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