Dwarf mongoose

It’s a mongoose…check. And it’s small…check.

It’s got the classic mongoose features like the large pointed head and tiny little limbs, the small rounded ears to a large slender tail. As it’s much smaller than most other mongoose species it’s instantly recognizable.

Found in large areas covering most of eastern and central Africa they like to live in termite mounds.

Unlike other mongoose species, they tend not to stick together when threatened. In fact, quite the opposite – they run for cover and let out a warning cry.

You can find our dwarf mongoose inside the giraffe house in Giraffe Heights.

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