Banded mongoose (Mungos mungo)

Banded mongoose (Mungos mungo)

Short Overview

The banded mongoose is a sturdy mongoose with a large head, small ears, short, muscular limbs and a long tail, almost as long as the rest of the body. Animals of wetter areas are larger and darker colored than animals of dryer regions. 

Details

Details of Banded mongoose (Mungos mungo)

The banded mongoose is a sturdy mongoose with a large head, small ears, short, muscular limbs and a long tail, almost as long as the rest of the body. Animals of wetter areas are larger and darker colored than animals of dryer regions. 

Length: 30-45cm

Weight:  1,5-2,2 kg

Active: Diurnal

Habitat: Riverine forest or dense thorn veld

Food: Insects, reptiles, eggs, fruits, snails