In the Wild:

Pardine genets are largely solitary, coming together only to breed. After mating, gestation is approximately 90 days, after which the female can give birth to up to 5 kittens. Genets are nocturnal and adept at climbing trees.

Conservation Status:

Due to threats from disturbed habitat and hunting for skins and bushmeat, the pardine genet will need future reassessment as to its IUCN conservation status.

Quick Facts

  • Lifespan: 12 years
  • Distribution: Senegal eastwards to Ghana
  • Habitat: Rainforest and gallery forest, moist woodland, plantations.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...

  • Please pass on a huge thankyou to Lainie who spent time with flynn today showing him the education room, the small insects and rats, and especially the time she spent showing him the tigers which were his worst fear!

    Shepreth Wildlife park – thank you soo much you are brilliant! Would recommend to anyone!

  • The education team are truly inspirational and clearly love the job they do. The children and adults all had a great time and will have many memories of the animals they had a chance to meet and handle. Thank you so much for taking the time to incorporate polar bear into your session as this helped to make it a more purposeful session for the children. Seeing their faces when they saw the pictures from our story on your board was priceless! The children loved seeing all the animals around the park and I wish you had been there to see them ask ALL the animals “Do you want to be friends with Polar Bear” and when the animals ran off the children said ” We will take that as a no then”. We look forward to coming back in the future.

  • I thoroughly recommend the outreach programme. The presence of live animals in the classroom inspired my students and helped their understanding of many parts of the science national curriculum. The interpretation officers are informative and very knowledgeable. They pitched their presentation at the appropriate level, encouraging students to ask many questions and were happy to discuss my needs before the talk to ensure its relevance to my class. The whole event was a very easy way to organise a really exciting experience.

  • Many thanks to ALL, Owain absolutely loved his Experience Keeper Day,  fact that much he wants to do  it again next birthday also,

    So Many Thanks Again to all.

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