Genet Madi Mauk


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Genet Madi Mauk

  1. 1. Genet By: Madi Mauk Scientific Name:Genetta Tigrina / Genetta Genetta
  2. 2. Statistics <ul><li>Size: Head and body length ranges from 49 to 60cm and tail length from 42 to 54cm </li></ul><ul><li>Weight: 1820 g (average) </li></ul><ul><li>Potential lifespan: Potential lifespan is about 40 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Color/Appearance: A genet is a short-legged, long-bodied viverrid with a white-ringed, black-tipped tail and a dorsal stripe that runs from the shoulders to the base of the tail. The color of the spots and dark markings of the pelage varies from black with a few interspersed rust-colored hairs to uniformly rust-colored </li></ul>
  3. 3. Habitat <ul><li>In dryer parts they are associated with riverine habitats </li></ul><ul><li>Although they hunt in the grassland they are often found in woodland </li></ul><ul><li>They are frequently found in agricultural areas </li></ul>
  4. 4. Diet of A genet <ul><li>Genet’s eat a broad variety such as: including small rodents, birds, reptiles, fruit, and invertebrates. </li></ul><ul><li>The most commonly taken mammal is the murid Praomys natalensis and the woodmouse is a favorite prey of the genet </li></ul><ul><li>They also infrequently consume crabs and fresh-water muscles </li></ul><ul><li>They are nocturnal so they hunt at night </li></ul>
  5. 5. Predators <ul><li>They are incredibly quick animals but they are prey to owls and leopards </li></ul>
  6. 6. Human interaction <ul><li>Several species including the common genet and the large spotted genet are increasingly kept as pets worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>They can be held and petted, but for the most part do not like to be restrained </li></ul><ul><li>They do not usually bond with a group, but only a few people </li></ul>
  7. 7. Behavior <ul><li>The Genet are nocturnal, but can be seen the daytime hours during the rainy season. They climb the trees for birds and eggs, but also hunt on the ground. The Genet can fit through anything they can get their head through, which is bad news for the burrowing rodents and other prey. The Genet are usually solitary, and do not gather with others of their species except for mating. </li></ul><ul><li>The Genet are easily startled and are cautious by nature. It is nearly impossible to restrain a Genet. the Genet is also a very clean animal and will groom themselves like a cat. They also make cat-like noises such as purrs, hisses, and meows, among other noises. The Genet has retractable claws, but rarely sees them for defense. Instead, they are used for tree climbing and to hold down prey. </li></ul>
  8. 8. reproduction <ul><li>The breeding season of the small spotted genet occurs only during the rainy seasons. Males and females will utter high-pitched meows during copulation, which last approximately five minutes. However, foreplay before and after can last up to an hour. Once the female has ended her estrus cycle, she is left alone to care for the developing young. After a gestation period of about 10-12 weeks, 1-3 kittens are born. They are blind and deaf when born. They nurse and stay with the mother for a period of 7-8 months before defending themselves. Maturity is reached at 2 years. Genets have a lifespan of approximately 8-10 years. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Work Cited <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>|CX3406700885#339 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>20Spotted%20genet%20eating_P.jpg </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>