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Cape Grey Mongoose

Cape Grey Mongoose Range Map (Africa)
Cape Grey Mongoose Range Map (Africa)

Latin Name Galerella pulverulenta
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location Africa
Colour Grey
Length 34 cms (13 inches)
Tail 30 cms (12 inches)
Weight 0.7 - 0.9 Kgs (1.5 - 2 lbs)
Life Expectancy

Up to 8 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Cape Grey Mongoose have a body length of approximately 34 cms (13 inches), a tail length of approximately 30 cms (12 inches) and they weigh between 0.7 and 0.9 kgs (1.5 - 2 lbs). They are grizzled grey in colour.


Cape Grey Mongoose can be found in southern Africa. They are solitary and active during the day.


Cape Grey Mongoose feed on insects, small rodents, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fruit and carrion.


After a gestation period of approximately 50 days, Cape Grey Mongoose give birth to a litter of 2 - 3 young. They become independent at around 4 months old.


Predators of Cape Grey Mongoose include birds of prey and snakes.


Subspecies of the Cape Grey Mongoose include:

Galerella pulverulenta basutius
Galerella pulverulenta pulverulenta
Galerella pulverulenta ruddi

Interesting Facts

Cape Grey Mongoose are also known as:
Cape Gray Mongoose
Small Grey Mongoose
Small Gray Mongoose

Similar Animals

Angolan Slender Mongoose
Somalian Slender Mongoose
Slender Mongoose
Dwarf Mongoose
Ethiopian Dwarf Mongoose
Gambian Mongoose
Ruddy Mongoose
Yellow Mongoose


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