Mungos – Banded mongooses

Even the deadliest of snakes are scared of this little devil

This African-residing genus is found in Africa and is part of a larger group of mongooses distributed throughout Africa, Asia, and Europe.

They are known for their agility, carnivorous diet, and territorial behavior. They are small mammals closely related to other carnivorous mammals such as cats, dogs, and weasels. Mongooses have long bodies, short legs, and a pointed snout, which adapt to their carnivorous diet and terrestrial lifestyle.

They also play an important role in maintaining the balance of African ecosystems by controlling insect and small vertebrate populations and serving as a food source for larger predators. However, the conservation status of the genus Mungos is closely monitored due to threats such as habitat destruction, fragmentation, hunting, and trade in wildlife.