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Broad-Striped Mongoose

Broad-Striped Mongoose Range Map (Madagascar)
Broad-Striped Mongoose Range Map (Madagascar)

Latin Name Galidictis fasciata
Conservation Status Near Threatened
Location Madagascar
Colour Pale Brown/Grey with Dark Stripes
Length 30 - 34 cm (11.8 - 13.4 inches)
Tail 24 - 30 cm (9.4 - 11.8 inches)
Weight 0.5 - 0.6 kgs (1.1 - 1.3 lbs)
Life Expectancy


Main Characteristics

Broad-Striped Mongoose have a body length between 30 and 34 cms (11.8 - 13.4 inches), a tail length between 24 and 30 cms (9.4 - 11.8 inches) and they weigh between 0.5 and 0.6 kgs (1.1 - 1.3 lbs).

They are pale brownish/grey in colour with dark, broad stripes on their back and sides.


Broad-Striped Mongoose can be found in the forests of eastern Madagascar.


Broad-Striped Mongoose mainly feed on small vertebrates such as rodents, but they are also known to eat insects.


Broad-Striped Mongoose give birth to a single youngster each summer.


There are two subspecies of Broad-Striped Mongoose:

Galidictis fasciata fasciata
Galidictis fasciata striata

Interesting Facts

Broad-Striped Mongoose are also known as:
Malagasy Broad-Striped Mongoose
Broad-Striped Malagasy Mongoose

Similar Animals

Ring-Tailed Mongoose
Brown-Tailed Mongoose
Giant-Striped Mongoose
Narrow-Striped Mongoose
Malagasy Civet


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