2 The White Tailed Mongoose Introducing the Mongoose.The Mongoose is a small, meat-eating mammal with a sleek body. The Mongoose is well known for its ability to kill snakes. Their scientific name is Cynictis Penicillata. There are about 38 species of mongoose. Here are some:The Dwarf MongooseThe Banded MongooseThe Yellow MongooseThe Egyptian MongooseThe White Tailed MongooseWhite Tailed MongooseBanded MongooseThe Egyptian Mongoose
3 Length and Height Body Tail Their tail is 6 to 21 inches (15-53 cm) long.They range from about 8 to25 inches (20-64 cm) long
4 Body PartsIt has a tapered snout, sharp teeth and short feet. It has sharp claws, which it uses to dig burrows and to scratch the ground for insects to eat, and to catch prey. Its fur is gray or brown with a small bit of grey.
5 Lifespan Classification Don’t we live long?Ten to twenty years in captivityFifteen to thirty four years in the wildLifespanKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ChordataClass: MammiliaOrder: CarnivoraFamily: HerpestidaeGroup names: MongagglesClassification
6 HabitatThe Mongoose lives in forests, marshes, grasslands and deserts.They are found in Africa, Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Hawaii and Egypt.They live in burrows underground.
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