The Pardine Genet (Genetta Pardina), also known as the West African large spotted genet, is a genet species living in West Africa. As it is widely distributed and common, it is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List.
The Pardine Genet's fur is yellowish grey with round black spots, which are bigger on the hind legs than on the shoulders. Its head is more reddish, and the muzzle brownish. It has white spots under each eye and below the chin. Its ears are grey. Its tail has six to seven narrow white and six to seven broader black rings. The tip of the tail is black.
Measurements of adult males range from 410 to 553 mm (16.1 to 21.8 in) in head and body with a 390 to 490 cm (150 to 190 in) long tail. Adult females range from 410 to 530 mm (16 to 21 in) in head and body with a 420 to 450 cm (170 to 180 in) long tail.
The Pardine Genet is native to West Africa. Their habitat includes bushland, forests and suburban areas.
They are Omnivores, meaning that they eat both plants and animals. Their diet mainly consists of small mammals, insects, birds and sometimes fruit.
Up to 20 years in captivity
This species is listed as a LEAST CONCERN on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
This species is a largely solitary animal, only meeting other Genets for breeding.