- Native to: This species is native to North and East Africa, South Eastern Europe and South Asia. They live in a range of habitats including grassland, scrubland, forest and open country.
- Diet: They are Omnivores, meaning that they eat both plants and animals. Their diet mainly consists of small mammals, ground birds, rodents, plants, eggs, fruit and plants.
- Lifespan: approximately 15 years in captivity, and 8 years in the wild.
- IUCN Status: LEAST CONCERN on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
- Fun Fact: In the wild, they would live in a monogamous pair. Litters consist of 1-9 pups, born in an underground burrow.