Main Characteristics: Large Indian Civets have a body length of approximately 86 cms (34 inches), a tail length of 33 cms (13 inches) and they weigh between 5 and 11 kgs (11 - 24 lbs).
They are greyish/brown in colour with black and white stripes on their neck and black banding on their tail.
Habitat: Large Indian Civets can be found in grasslands, scrub and densely forested areas of south and south east Asia. They are solitary and are active at night.
Diet: Large Indian Civets mainly feed on insects, small mammals, birds, snakes, frogs, fruit and eggs.
Breeding: Large Indian Civets can produce up to two litters of 1 - 4 young each year. They youngsters are weaned at around 1 month old.
Predators: Humans are predators of Large Indian Civets.
Subspecies: Subspecies of the Large Indian Civet include: Viverra zibetha ashtoni, Viverra zibetha hainana, Viverra zibetha picta, Viverra zibetha pruinosus and Viverra zibetha zibetha.
|Latin Name||Viverra zibetha|
|Conservation Status||Least Concern|
|Location||S & S E Asia|
|Length||86 cms (34 inches)|
|Tail||33 cms (13 inches)|
|Weight||5 - 11 Kgs (11 - 24 lbs)|
Up to 15 Yrs