Giant forest genet
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The giant forest genet (Genetta victoriae), also known as the giant genet, is a genet species endemic to the Congo Basin. As it is considered as widely distributed and common, it is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List.
The giant genet has a yellowish white short and thick fur with numerous black spots. It is whitish on top of the muzzle and between the eyes. .
Measurements of museum specimen range from 55 to 60 cm (22 to 24 in) in head and body with a 413 to 490 mm (16.3 to 19.3 in) long tail.
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