Dwarf Mongoose Helogale parvula

Dwarf Mongoose
Dwarf Mongoose
Dwarf Mongoose
The Dwarf Mongoose is native mainly to eastern Africa from Ethiopia to eastern South Africa, but also across to Angola. They have a greater immunity to venom than most other animals.
Dwarf Mongoose
Dwarf Mongoose
Dwarf Mongoose
Like other mongooses, they are omnivores living in communal groups and sharing the tasks of sentry, baby-sitting and food gathering. Dwarf Mongooses have a social hierarchy with colonies of around a dozen or two being lead by the eldest female who has priority over food and mating; her mate is second in rank.
Dwarf Mongoose
Dwarf Mongoose
Dwarf Mongooses
Male and female have similar appearance. Fur can be red, yellowish, grey or dark brown.