Main Characteristics: Malabar Large-Spotted Civets have a body length between 76 and 85 cms (30 - 33.5 inches), a tail length between 33 and 40 cms (13 - 16 inches) and they weigh between 8 and 9 kgs (18 - 20 lbs).
They are grey in colour with large black spots and their tail is banded with black and has a black tip.
Habitat: Malabar Large-Spotted Civets live in plantations and wooded areas in south Malabar, India. They are solitary and active at night.
Diet: Malabar Large-Spotted Civets mainly feed on small mammals, birds, snakes, frogs, fruit and eggs.
Breeding: Little in known about reproduction in Malabar Large-Spotted Civets.
Predators: Humans are predators of Malabar Large-Spotted Civets.
Subspecies: There are no known subspecies of the Malabar Large-Spotted Civet.
|Latin Name||Viverra civettina|
|Conservation Status||Critically Endangered|
|Location||India, South Asia|
|Colour||Grey & Black|
|Length||76 - 85 cms (30 - 33.5 inches)|
|Tail||33 - 40 cms (13 - 16 inches)|
|Weight||8 - 9 Kgs (18 - 20 lbs)|
Up to 15 Yrs