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Banded mongoose

Mungos mungo

Description:

The banded mongoose (the one most commonly found in Kenya) is usually seen in groups in Tsavo West National Park, Amboseli and Masai Mara reserve. It is brown or grey In colour and is easily identifiable by the dark bands across the back which stretch from the shoulder to the l tail. The animal is about 40 cm in length and weighs between 1.3 and 2.3 kg. An adult animal can reach a length of 30 to 45 cm and a weight of 1.5 to 2.25 kg. The tail is 15 to 30 cm long.

Habitat:

Savannah with shrubs and trees


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2 Comments

Benno Ibold
Benno Ibold a year ago

Thank you.SarahWhitt

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt a year ago

Wonderful photos!! :)

Benno Ibold
Spotted by
Benno Ibold

Taita Taveta, Kenya

Lat: -2.95, Long: 38.15

Spotted on Jul 27, 2017
Submitted on Sep 26, 2017

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