Banded mongoose

Living in troops, a real-life example of “All for one, and one for all”

The banded mongoose is a species of mongoose native to sub-Saharan Africa. It is a small carnivorous mammal that lives in social groups of up to 20 individuals. They are diurnal and are highly social animals living in tight-knit groups, with individuals taking care of each other’s young and working together to defend their territory and find food.

These mongooses feed on various food items, including insects, small reptiles, and amphibians.

One interesting trait of banded mongooses is their behavior when facing predators. When threatened by a predator, such as a snake, the entire group will often surround the predator and make loud vocalizations to intimidate it and drive it away. This behavior is known as mobbing, a unique and well-studied aspect of banded mongoose behavior.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Angola
2015
Botswana
2015
Burkina Faso
2015
Burundi
2015
Cameroon
2015
Central Af. Rep.
2015
Chad
2015
Congo-Brazzaville
2015
Côte D’ivoire
2015
DR Congo (Kinshasa)
2015
Eritrea
2015
Eswatini
2015
Ethiopia
2015
Gabon
2015
Gambia
2015
Guinea-Bissau
2015
Guinea
2015
Kenya
2015
Malawi
2015
Mali
2015
Mozambique
2015
Namibia
2015
Nigeria
2015
Rwanda
2015
Senegal
2015
Somalia
2015
South Africa
2015
Sudan
2015
Tanzania
2015
Uganda
2015
Zambia
2015
Zimbabwe
2015

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No