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Dwarf Mongoose

(engl: Common Dwarf Mongoose)

Strong gang

A family consists of 10-20 animals. They are led by a female, with a male at her side. The alpha pair makes all the decisions, including the daily routine. These animals are known for their strong social structure. For example, sick or frail family members are always looked after.

Upside down

To mark their territory, Dwarf Mongooses stand on their front legs and do a handstand. This is how they mark their scent on branches, for example.



Verbreitungsgebiet: Zwergmanguste
Verbreitungsgebiet: Zwergmanguste
Wissenschaftl. Name Helogale parvula
Ordnung Predators
Familie Herpestidae
Größe 19-27 cm
Gewicht 200-400 g
Fortpflanzung Tragzeit 50-54 Tage, 3-6 Junge
Verbreitung East Africa, South Africa
Lebensraum dry areas
Nahrung Insects, small vertebrates, snails, Eggs, Fruits
Bestand not endangered
Lebensdauer ca. 10 Jahre