Genets are small viverids somewhat resembling a cross between a cat and a weasel, with a lithe, slender body, long tail, cat-like ears, a fox-like face, and medium-short legs. The coat is commonly spotted, and the tail ringed. Genets are largely carnivorous, but will occasionally dine on fruit. They are solitary and nocturnal. Genets are excellent climbers, either in trees or cliffs. They are found in Africa, parts of Arabia, and have been introduced into Iberia and western France. Various species of genet can be found in habitats ranging from jungle, forest, woodland, cliffsides, savannas, grassland, wetlands, riversides, and near-deserts.
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