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Gambian Mongoose

Gambian Mongoose Range Map (Africa)
Gambian Mongoose Range Map (Africa)
Attribution: IUCN, species assessors & spatial data authors

Latin Name Mungos gambianus
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location Africa
Colour Brown/Grey
Length 30 - 45 cms (12 - 18 inches)
Tail 9 - 23 cms (3.5 - 9 inches)
Weight 1 - 2.2 Kgs (2.2 - 4.9 lbs)
Life Expectancy

Up to 12 Yrs (in Captivity)

Main Characteristics

Gambian Mongoose are stocky compared to other species of mongoose. The have a body length between 30 and 45 cms (12 - 18 inches), a tail length between 9 and 23 cms (3.5 - 9 inches) and they weigh between 1 and 2.2 kgs (2.2 - 4.9 lbs).


Gambian Mongoose can be found in woodlands, savannahs and grasslands of west Africa.


Gambian Mongoose forage in social groups during the day and they mainly feed on invertebrates.


Little is known about reproduction in Gambian Mongoose.


There is little information about predators of Gambian Mongoose but it is thought that birds of prey are among their main predators.


There are no subspecies of the Gambian Mongoose.

Interesting Facts

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Banded Mongoose
Liberian Mongoose
Meller's Mongoose
Selous' Mongoose
White-Tailed Mongoose
Slender Mongoose
Yellow Mongoose

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