Angolan slender mongoose

The Angolan slender mongoose (Galerella flavescens) is a mongoose that lives in southern Africa, specifically Angola and Namibia. It lives in the savannah and avoids desert and dense forests.

This animal has a long slim body and the males are around 15% bigger than the females. It has 38 teeth.

Males do not help in raising the young. The young open their eyes at 3 weeks and leave their mother at around 10 weeks and at 24 weeks get their adult teeth.

Angolan slender mongoose
Galerella flavescens
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G. flavescens
Binomial name
Galerella flavescens
(Bocage, 1889)
Angolan Slender Mongoose area
Angolan slender mongoose range

References

  1. ^ Hoffmann, M. & Rathbun, G. (2008). "Herpestes flavescens". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 22 March 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern

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