Open savanna, moist highlands, forest-savanna and agricultural lands.
They are solitary in the wild and almost exclusively nocturnal (active at night).
Gestation of 31-33 days with 1-3 young born.
As a defense, they can spray a pungent odor from anal glands over 3 feet. One of the smallest carnivores in the world. They are ferocious hunters, breaking the backbone of their prey with their back feet.
|Length:||10 - 14 inches|
|Wild Diet:||Mostly mice and other small rodents, will occasionally eat birds and eggs.|
|Predators:||Large carnivores, including foxes and small cats, owls and hawks|
|Where at the Zoo?||Small Animal Building: Temperate Zone|