A Survey of Small Carnivores at Putu Mountains, Southeast Liberia

A recent survey of small carnivores in a commercial mining exploration concession at the Putu Mountains, southeast Liberia, involved a broad area reconnaissance and camera-trapping. Camera-trap images of the recently described Bourlon’s Genet Genetta Bourloni are the first published images of living individuals in the wild. This species is perhaps well distributed in the study area. Other small carnivore species found, including Honey Badger Mellivora capensis, are described. Liberian Mongoose Liberiictis kuhni was not detected, but local reports suggest that it was historically present and may persist at low density.