Tag Archives: Mongooses

Marsh mongoose Atilax paludinosus

Marsh Mongoose Atilax paludinosus

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Dwarf mongoose Helpgale parvula

Dwarf Mongoose Helpgale parvula has a large pointed head, small ears, a long tail, short limbs, and long claws. The species can be distinguished from other mongooses by its size. It is much smaller than most other species (18 to 28 cm, 210 to 350 grams); in fact, it is Africa’s smallest carnivore. The soft […]

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Banded Mongoose Mungos mungo

Banded Mongoose Mungos mungo have a large head with small ears, a long tail and short muscular limbs. Their fur is brown in colour and they have several dark brown/black stripes on their back and down the sides of their body.

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Ichneumon (Egyptian) mongoose Herpestes ichneumon

Egyptian Mongoose Herpestes ichneumon live in shrub thickets, rocky areas, and small woodlands and forested areas within the savanna. These mammals prefer to live in forested areas near water. All mongooses are known for being talented snake killers

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