Dwarf Mongoose

Helogale parvula

Size: Up to 25cm long plus tail 16cm
Habitat: Savannah, bush
Feeding: Insects, spiders, snails, small reptiles

The Dwarf Mongoose is the smallest carnivore in Africa. It has a coat that ranges from red/brown to yellow/grey. 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.

It has a lifespan of 10 - 12 years.

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









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