Slender mongooses

Slender mongooses

Order : Carnivora
Family : Herpestidae
Subfamily : Herpestinae
Genus : Galerella

 

Facts about the genus Galerella, the slender mongooses

Dwarf and Slender Mongooses are commonly encountered while Bushpig, Bushbuck, Serval, Porcupine and Leopard also occur in the area.

Even slender mongooses are a threat to babies; pack mobs any that prowl near den with young.

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.

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