Narrow-striped mongoose

(Mungotictis decemlineata)

The narrow-striped mongoose belongs to the greater mongoose family. It is endemic to Madagascar. It's habitat there is unfortunately declining at a steady rate and it is consequently classified on the IUCN Red List as endangered.

CHARACTERISTICS

Origin
Madagascar (west & south west)

Habitat
Savannas, bush vegetation

Diet
Insects, invertebrates (occasionally eggs, small mammals and reptiles)

Status
approx. 9,000 (endangered)

Size
25 to 35 centimeters

Weight
600 to 700 grams

Gestation period
Approx. 3 months

Achievable age