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Yellow mongoose Cynictis penicillata

Animals in our sanctuary

Ghanzi
Date of birth
01-07-2013
Date of arrival
07-10-2016
Ghanzi

Ghanzi was one of the many animals (39 in total) seized by the Dutch authorities from a private individual in the south of the Netherlands. All animals were poorly cared for and the accommodation was far from satisfying the housing requirements; the spaces were also wet and dirty and certainly gave no shelter against the weather.


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Features

Size:
40cm - staart 30 cm
Nutrition:
Kleine zoogdieren, vogels, reptielen, insecten, eieren en fruit
Weight:
440 - 800 gr
Age:
Tot 15 jaar in de natuur
Gestation:
42 -57 dagen
Status:
Niet bedreigd
Family:
Environment:
Zuid-Afrika

Where does he feel most at home?

Yellow mongooses are found in the open plains with little vegetation of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. They live in holes, sometimes these are burrows of other animals, but usually made by the yellow mongooses themselves.

What's his favourite food?

They are carnivores. In nature, yellow mongooses eat insects and other invertebrates, snakes, birds, turtles, lizards, small rodents and mammals.

Fun fact

Yellow mongooses use their tails to communicate with each other by raising or moving them back and forth.

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