Order : Carnivora
Family : Herpestidae
Subfamily : Herpestinae
Species : Ichneumia albicauda
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 mongooseA whitetailed mongoose group is called a 'mongeese or mongaggle'.
CountriesAngola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe
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)More animals beginning with W