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Banded mongoose

Banded mongoose
Mungos mungo / Banded mongoose

Banded mongoose
Habitat
dry grass and savannah landscapes, open forest landscapes
Continent
Africa
Food
Invertebrates such as insects and arachnids, small vertebrates
Gestation/breeding period
about 63 days
Mode of life
very social family groups with up to 25 animals
Class
Mammals
Order
Carnivora

Key facts

~ 45 cm
size

~ 1.8 kg
weight

~ 15 years
age

How endangered are Banded mongoose?

by IUCN (Red List of Threatened Species)

  • Not evaluated
  • Data deficient
  • Banded mongoose
    Least concern
    Least concern
  • Near threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically endangered
  • Extinct in the wild
  • Extinct

Did you know?

When the group goes hunting, the offspring is provided with daily babysitters.

Animal keeper hangouts and feeding times

Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun
11:00 am
feeding without commentary
Banded mongoose

Banded mongoose on the zoo tour

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