What is a Mongoose?
A mongoose is a small terrestrial carnivorous mammal belonging to the family Herpestidae.
Where Can I Find Mongoose In South Africa?
The Cape grey mongoose is widely distributed and is endemic to southern Africa. It occurs from southern Namibia to the Northern Cape, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, and southern Free State, Northern Lesotho, and in the western KwaZulu-Natal into southern Mpumalanga.
What is a South African mongoose called?
The meerkat (Suricata suricatta) or suricate is a small mongoose found in southern Africa. It is characterized by a broad head,
large eyes, a pointed snout, long legs, a thin tapering tail, and a brindled coat pattern.
What is the largest mongoose in South Africa?
White-tailed Mongoose is one of the biggest Mongooses found in South Africa. They are grey-brown with relatively long hindlegs and a long white fluffy tail from which the animal gets its name.
This nocturnal animal is most active in the first part of the night and spends the day sleeping in abandoned burrows.