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Yellow Mongoose

(engl: Yellow mongoose)

Summer red and winter pale

The Yellow Mongoose’s coat colour varies: in the southern distribution area they have a reddish-yellow coat, in northern South Africa a more yellow-gray colour. Some animals summer and winter coats also change colours. During the summer, they have a reddish coat, which fades significantly in winter.

House mate

The diurnal Yellow Mongoose stay in their burrows at night. They use old burrows from other animals, like ground squirrels and spring bunnies. Or, together with their relatives, they move in with meerkats to form a little community.

Verbreitungsgebiet: Fuchsmanguste
Verbreitungsgebiet: Fuchsmanguste
Wissenschaftl. Name Cynictis penicillata
Ordnung Predators
Familie Herpestidae
Größe ca. 35 cm
Gewicht 500 – 800 gr
Fortpflanzung Tragzeit 61 Tage, 1-3 Jungtiere
Verbreitung South Africa
Lebensraum savannah, semi-desert
Nahrung Insects, Little rodents, Birds, Eggs
Bestand not endangered