African Civet may look and act like a cat, however, they are not even closely related to our furry, feline friends. Really, they aren’t closely related to anything but if you had to pick an animal….well they would relate more with weasels and the mongoose. Now that is a big weasel! Just how big? The African Civet can get up to 1.3 m (4.6′) long and can weigh up to a mere 4.5 kg (10 lbs) so they are not the largest animal out there; however, they are the largest civet-like animal in Africa.