Common Dwarf Mongoose

Common Dwarf Mongoose

Charming dwarf mongoose

The pygmy mongoose is a social animal that lives in hierarchical groups, where there is a dominant pair. The group is territorial, using an area of 30-60 hectares and sleeping in termite mounds. A beneficial mutual relationship has developed with the hornets, which warn of danger and search for food together.

Characteristics

Order:
Carnivora

Family:
Feliformia

Scientific name:
Helogale parvula

Habitat:
Savanna, grassland

Origin:
Africa

Current trend:
Stable

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Животни век:
5-10 година

*Source iucnredlist.org

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