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Average size: 3.5-4.5 lbs
Average lifespan: ~12 years
Can be found in the tropical, deciduous forests and lowland rainforests. The civet will spend most of the day, and night, up in the trees.
The civet is usually a solitary animal, but may congregate if food is abundant. The cat is most active at night when it hunts birds, lizards, rats and mice.
Though deforestation threatens this cat, it seems to be plentiful in its range.
The civet uses musk for marking its territory and in mating. Humans use this musk in many expensive perfumes.