Varied diet including carrion, rodents, birds, eggs, reptiles, frogs, crabs, insects, fruits, and other vegetation.
Woodland and savannah
African civets are the last surviving member of its genetic group. They are not felines, despite looking like and behaving like cats, but are more closely related to weasels, mongooses and other small carnivores
African civets are known for their musk, called civetone, that they secrete to mark their territory, as it has been used in manufacturing perfume for centuries.
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