Banded Mongoose

Mungos mungo

Size: Up to 41cm long plus tail 28cm
Habitat: Savannah, bush
Feeding: Insects, spiders, snails, small reptiles

The Banded Mongoose is similar to the Dwarf Mongoose but bigger and with a darker, banded coat. It has a pointed head, small ears and a long tail.

They are gregarious animals living in social groups and their favourite habitat is a termite mound.

They stand upright, like Meercats, when they are alarmed or looking for other in their pack.

It has a lifespan of 10 - 12 years.

The first photo was taken in the Masai Mara, Kenya and the second in the Serengeti, Tanzania.









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