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Black-Footed Mongoose

Black-Footed Mongoose Range Map (Africa)
Black-Footed Mongoose Range Map (Africa)

Latin Name Bdeogale nigripes
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location Africa
Colour Greyish/Brown
Length 37.5 - 60 cms (15 - 24 inches)
Tail 17.5 - 37.5 cms (6.8 - 14.7 inches)
Weight 0.9 - 3 Kgs (2 - 6.6 lbs)
Life Expectancy


Main Characteristics

Black-Footed Mongoose have a body length between 37.5 and 60 cms (15 - 24 inches), a tail length between 17.5 and 37.5 cms (6.8 - 14.7 inches) and they weigh between 0.9 and 3 kgs (2 - 6.6 lbs). They are greyish brown in colour and they have black legs.


Black-Footed Mongoose can be found in the tropical forests of central Africa. They are mainly solitary but can sometimes be seen in pairs.


Black-Footed Mongoose mainly feed on insects such as ants, small vertebrates and carrion.


There are no subspecies of the Black-Footed Mongoose.

Interesting Facts

Black-Footed Mongoose are also known as:
Black-Legged Mongoose

Very little else is known about Black-Footed Mongoose.

Similar Animals

Bushy-Tailed Mongoose
Marsh Mongoose
Yellow Mongoose
Jackson's Mongoose
Pousargues's Mongoose
Slender Mongoose
Dwarf Mongoose


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