One of the most wonderful experiences I have had in a long time was seeing these in the wild for the first time. What beautiful animals they are!! We were sitting around the camp fire when this one paid us a visit. Pictures were taken in Kgalagadi by Roberta as I did not have my camera with me at the time and she kindly sent these to me. Thanks Roberta. Hope to see you again soon.These are small animals which weigh between 3-6Kg at most.
They are found only in the arid regions of South Africa where they are active at night.
Their lifespan is about 10 years.
Their food consists mainly of small reptiles and insects but they also eat fruit.