Dwarf MongooseHelogale parvula
Conservation StatusLeast Concern
RangeSomalia, Ethiopia, Namibia, Eastern South Africa
HabitatSavannas around termite mounds, Woodlands
HighlightsAlthough dwarf and banded mongoose are cousins with similar traits, these African animals have unique characteristics all their own.
Dwarf mongoose are the smallest of the 34 mongoose species. They are highly social animals that form packs of 12-30 individuals.
Mongoose are very territorial, with an alpha female leading the pack.
They are omnivores, eating mostly arthropods and small vertebrates and eggs. They forage for food in packs, but each individual catches its own food.