Banded Mongoose
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The Banded Mongoose is a small, brownish mammal that is found in Africa.

While they are not the most brightly coloured animals around, they are still a sight to see. They are known for their playful nature, and are often seen playing games with each other. They are also very curious creatures, and will investigate anything that seems new or strange to them. This makes them great for observational research, as they will often expose things that other animals would try to hide. All in all, the Banded Mongoose is an interesting and entertaining animal that is definitely worth taking a closer look at.

If you're looking to see a Banded Mongoose in the wild, they can be found in a variety of habitats, including savannas, woodlands, and even gardens. They are typically found near water sources, as they need to drink regularly. They typically live in social groups of up to 20 animals, and will work together to defend their territory from other predators. When threatened, they will usually try to escape, but if that's not possible they will stand their ground and fight back.

Banded Mongooses are omnivores, which means that they eat both plants and animals. Their diet includes insects, lizards, snakes, eggs, rodents, and fruit. They are able to extract nutrients from plant material, which helps them survive in areas where there is not a lot of fresh meat available.

Animal population
Unknown
Population
IUCN Classification
Least Concern (LC)
IUCN Classification

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Geeky Facts about the Banded Mongoose

Fact 1

They never spend more than three or four days in any one place.

Fact 2

These animals have an excellent sense of hearing, sight, and smell.

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They are very possessive of food, and when they find food they eat it right away.

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