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Banded Mongoose

Animal Essentials

Scientific Name:
Mungos mungo
Park Location:
Children’s Planet
Origin:
Central and Eastern Africa
Habitat:
Savannas, Open forests and grasslands

Amazing Facts

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.
Banded mongooses have long and powerful claws that allow them to dig in the soil.

In the wild, these mongoose would be found in Sub-Saharan Africa in savannah and woodland areas. Their diet consists of fruit, invertebrates, small reptiles and sometimes eggs. Although relatively small animals, they have very sharp teeth and so are well-equipped predators.

They would live in groups varying in size, usually between 5 to 40 individuals, and the higher the group number, the greater their chances of having a successful hunt without themselves being preyed on. However, they would still hunt individually to catch their own food.

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