Author: Yathin S Krishnappa
Order : Carnivora
Family : Herpestidae
Subfamily : Herpestinae
Species : Galerella sanguinea
The Slender 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 slender mongooseA slender mongoose group is called a 'mongeese or mongaggle'.
CountriesAngola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of the, Cote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Some facts about the
Adult weight : 0.5 kg (1.1 lbs)
Maximum longevity : 13 years
Female maturity :365 days
Male maturity : 365 days
Gestation : 65 days
Weaning : 55 days
Litter size : 2
Litters per year : 2
Basal metabolic rate : 2 W
Body mass : 0.52 kg (1.144 lbs)
Temperature : 38.85 °C (101.93 °F)
Facts about the slender mongoose
The Slender Mongoose is a solitary, diurnal animal with a long, sinuous body (hence its name), a long slender (Full text)
Range and Habitat The black slender mongoose is found in the African countries of Angola and Namibia.
The slender mongoose is one of the smallest mongooses.
The Slender Mongoose is a solitary, diurnal animal with a long, sinuous body (hence its name), a long slender tail and squirrel-like mannerisms. (Full text)
The slender mongoose is a rich brown colour, often with a dark tip to its tail, and does look more slender should you have a yellow mongoose handy to compare it with.
The distinctive melanistic (all black) morph of slender mongoose is fairly common at Maji Moto in Tanzania's Lake Manyara National Park. (Full text)
Bear in mind that a slender mongoose is less than a third the size of the large grey, and both are very rarely seen
The Slender Mongoose is far more solitary. (Full text)
Slender Mongoose is occasionally seen on walks through the valley bush and plantations.
They obtain their adult teeth at 24 weeks Slender mongooses are believed to reach sexual maturity between 1 and 2 years of age, and may live to be 10 years old.
Even slender mongooses are a threat to babies; pack mobs any that prowl near den with young.
Dwarf and Slender Mongooses are commonly encountered while Bushpig, Bushbuck, Serval, Porcupine and Leopard also occur in the area.More animals beginning with S