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Genet riding buffalos and rhinoceros, Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park, Durban, Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Genet Riding Buffalos And Rhinoceros, Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park, Durban, Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Reproduction
Because genets are solitary, they mainly interact during reproduction. Their home ranges are slightly larger during the spring because they are more active, not only nocturnally, but in seeking a mate. Because of their increased activity, they require more energy and are more active to acquire the necessary sustenance. The female becomes sexually mature at two years. Once copulation has occurred, the gestation period lasts for ten to eleven weeks. Genets produce two to four young, usually twice per year. Most young are born when there is a higher abundance of insects for the young to eat. However, genets are diestrous as there are two significant peaks in the number of births during the year: one during April and May and one during August, September, and October.
At birth, infant genets weigh approximately 2.74 ounces. Infants are able to crawl by the time they are one to two days old. Within the time span of a week, they are able to support their body by both their forelimbs and hindlegs for brief periods of time. Their coordination greatly increases within the first two weeks. Their eyes and ears remain closed for the first ten days, and they receive their first solid food at six weeks old, though they are not yet weaned. They are weaned after approximately eight weeks. Because male and female genets remain separate at all times except for mating, the young are reared by the mother.

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