Ring-tailed mongoose

Ring tailed mongoose The Ring-tailed mongoose (Galidia elegans) is actually more related to the Fossa than it is related to a mongoose. As its name implies it has a tail colored with red and black rings. It lives in Madagascar, where it hunts on small mammals, fish, eggs, reptiles and invertebrates, and occasionally fruit and insects. It is very agile and a proficient climber. Over the past 10 years the ring-tailed mongoose population in Madagascar decreased by 20 %, mostly because of habitat destruction and competition with the Indian Civet and feral dogs and cats. It is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

Keywords: white , red , black , tail

The Malagasy ring-tailed mongoose, ring-tailed mongoose is listed as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the ringtailed mongoose
A ringtailed mongoose group is called a 'mongeese or mongaggle'.
Countries
Madagascar
Ring-tailed mongoose habitats
Forest and Subtropical / Tropical Dry forest
Some facts about the
Malagasy ring-tailed mongoose

Adult weight : 0.8 kg (1.76 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 26 years

Female maturity :737 days

Gestation : 72 days

Weaning : 60 days

Litter size : 1

Litters per year : 1

Interval between litters : 365 days

Weight at birth : 0.05 kg (0.11 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.183 kg (0.4026 lbs)

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