Yellow mongoose Cynictis penicillata
Animals in our sanctuary
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.
- 40cm - staart 30 cm
- Kleine zoogdieren, vogels, reptielen, insecten, eieren en fruit
- 440 - 800 gr
- Tot 15 jaar in de natuur
- 42 -57 dagen
- Niet bedreigd
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.
Yellow mongooses use their tails to communicate with each other by raising or moving them back and forth.Adopt this Yellow mongoose