Yellow mongoose - sharing their home with squirrels

yellow mongoose Keeping away from forests, desert, and montane habitats, the Yellow mongoose (Cynictis penicillata) can primarily be found in semi-arid, open habitats including grasslands and scrub. It can be found in Africa in Angola, Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. "Living in colonies of up to 20 individuals in a permanent underground burrow complex, the yellow mongoose will often co-exist with ground squirrels or suricates and share maintenance of the warren, adding new tunnels and burrows as necessary. The tunnel system has many entrances, nearby which the yellow mongoose makes its latrines." (source) They hunt for insects and birds or eggs in the daytime and sometimes at night.

Keywords: yellow , red

The Yellow mongoose is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the yellow mongoose
A yellow mongoose group is called a 'mongeese or mongaggle'.
Some facts about the
Yellow mongoose

Adult weight : 0.599 kg (1.3178 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 15 years

Female maturity :730 days

Gestation : 56 days

Weaning : 61 days

Litter size : 2

Litters per year : 2

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

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