White-tailed mongoose

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White-tailed mongoose

Order : Carnivora
Family : Herpestidae
Subfamily : Herpestinae
Species : Ichneumia albicauda

 

Keywords: white

The White-tailed 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 whitetailed mongoose
A whitetailed mongoose group is called a 'mongeese or mongaggle'.
Some facts about the
White-tailed mongoose

Adult weight : 3.5 kg (7.7 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 15 years

Weaning : 274 days

Litter size : 2

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Facts about the white-tailed mongoose

Physical Appearance The white tailed mongoose is a large, long haired mongoose.

Senegal Galago and Side striped Jackal may be found in the rest camp at night and White-tailed Mongoose is common but more likely to be found on a night drive.

The White tailed mongoose is a large nocturnal animal often picked up with a spot light.

The White-tailed Mongoose is mainly solitary, but may live in small clans.

Locomotion in the white-tailed mongoose is usually a walk or trot similar to one of a dog, but with the head hung low and shoulders hung nearer to the ground than is the base of the tail (Taylor 1972). (Full text)

The white-tailed mongoose is a larger, solitary species, which is nocturnal but may sometimes be seen at dawn or dusk. (Full text)

A close relative -the White-tailed Mongoose -is nocturnal and may appear in your car headlights when driving at night. (Full text)

This fossil relative of the living white-tailed mongoose is known (Full text)

The badger-sized white-tailed mongoose is the largest of the family and is regularly encountered on sand tracks after dark. (Full text)

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