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Cape Genet

June 10, 2016

Also known as the South African large spotted genet, this solitary animal is a resident at Camp and seen mostly at night. During the day, they rest in trees but hunt and feed on the ground when they become active after dark and hunt rodents and even eat insects. They are quite common and become very relaxed around humans in Safari lodges and camps.
Interesting fact:
In 2014, a camera trap (in Natal Sanparks) captured a large spotted genet riding on the back of two different buffalo and a rhinoceros. This was the first time a genet was recorded hitch-hiking!

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