The African civet (Civettictis civetta) is a mammal in the viverra family of the order Carnivora. The animal's body shape is similar to that of a cat. The civet has a broad head with a pointed muzzle and short, pointed ears.
Usually the length of their body does not exceed 65 cm.the length of the tail is about 30 cm. the African civet is a universal predator that can eat small animals, carrion, and is also able to catch snakes and does not disdain plant food. In case of danger, the animal significantly increases in size, raising its fur.