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Cape genet

Genetta tigrina

Description:

Catlike animal, with a pale grey fur and black markings; long black and white (banded) tail; large ears and short legs.

Habitat:

Varies widely between the different Genet species.

Notes:

It has exceptional climbing skills.

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18 Comments

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 7 years ago

Wow! Beautiful animal!

Albena
Albena 7 years ago

Thanks, Bo! :)

nice! you got two of them in one photo !!

Albena
Albena 7 years ago

Thank you Zapabio & Jared!

Jared Hersch
Jared Hersch 7 years ago

Nice spot and great photo of such a tricky animal to locate!

zapabio
zapabio 7 years ago

Wow!!!! Nice!!!

Albena
Albena 7 years ago

Thanks YukoChartraw! @Paulm1: not 'astrain', but rather curious - at one stage it climbed on my shoulder. :)

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 7 years ago

I've never seen/heard of this animal, but it is absolutely beautiful! Love the colors and markings! Looks like a mixture of cat, opossum and raccoon!

Albena
Albena 7 years ago

Many thanks Janelle, Dan, Lauren, Ava and Mona! @Ava: thank you, I am happy I have contributed (with something small) to Project Noah! @Lauren: it was my first encounter with these very inquisitive creatures, and I was as excited as a little girl. :) I did not know what species they were, and had to wait for days until I reach a place with Internet connection.

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago

What a beauty... I like the bushy tailed.. Awesome.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Congratulations Albena; this is the first Cape Genet on Project Noah!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 7 years ago

I had never seen one of these before and had to look it up. It looks like a cat but is more closely related to the mongoose. Very beautiful animal! I suppose no one much likes them for pets because of their musk glands? They look like a fun pet!

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

Great spotting!

Albena
Albena 7 years ago

Thank you, Reza!!

Superb !

JanelleL.Streed
JanelleL.Streed 7 years ago

Wow! How amazing to see!! Thank you for sharing these images! :-)

Albena
Albena 7 years ago

Thank you Luis! They actually found us... as well as our tented kitchen. Lol. At least they left us some bread...

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Great find Albena!

Albena
Spotted by
Albena

Richtersveld Local Municipality, Northern Cape, South Africa

Spotted on May 16, 2011
Submitted on Apr 22, 2013

Spotted for Mission

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