The African civet are known to be solitary animals, only coming out for food in the safety of the night. They are nocturnal animals and usually sleep during the day in the trees or abandon dens. The African Journal of Ecology tracked an African Civet for a 16 month period and noticed it was unsociable. The African Civet is solitary and nocturnal (Admasu, 2012).
Although being solitary, African civet are known to be "opportunistic" and have "foraging behaviors" in which they may interact with rabid bats at night. This is why the African civets are known rabid and virus carriers (Marston, 2012).

During mating season, they have been known to gather in groups as big as 15. They are very territorial animals marking their territory with a musk. They could discharge as much as 4 grams of musk a week.

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