Slender Mongoose

Galerella sanguinea


Habitat: Woodland, scrubland, grassland, forests, and swamps

Weight: Male: 500-800 grams | Female: 400-600 grams

Diet: Carnivore — Mostly insects, some scorpions, reptiles, and small invertebrates

Lifespan: 8-12 years

Gestation Period: 2 months

Threats: No major threats

An adult slender mongoose checks his surrounding before entering the burrow in front of it.

An adult slender mongoose checks his surrounding before entering the burrow in front of it.