Yellow Mongoose Cynictis penicillata

Yellow Mongoose
Yellow Mongoose
The Yellow Mongoose is native to southern Africa. Its fur can be reddish ginger or have a yellowish tinge. Males and females are of similar appearance.
Yellow Mongooses
Yellow Mongooses
These above have reddish ginger fur. Mongooses (not Mongeese) can eat snakes and scorpions without being troubled by the venom.
Yellow Mongoose
Yellow Mongoose
Yellow Mongoose
Like other Mongooses, including Meerkats, Yellow Mongooses live in a social hierarchy around the dominant breeding pair. Lesser relatives share communal tasks such as lookout, baby-sitting, food gathering, burrow excavation, etc.
Yellow Mongoose
Yellow Mongoose
They live in colonies of a couple of dozen in underground burrows with several entrances.
Yellow Mongoose and African Porcupine
Meeting an African Porcupine