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Giant-Striped Mongoose

Giant-Striped Mongoose
Photographer: Grigory Morozov

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

Latin Name Galidictis grandidieri
Conservation Status Endangered
Location Madagascar
Colour Grey with Dark Stripes
Length 32 - 40 cms (12.6 - 15.7 inches)
Tail 28 - 30 cms (11 - 12 inches)
Weight 0.5 - 0.6 Kgs (1.1 - 1.3 lbs)
Life Expectancy


Main Characteristics

Giant-Striped Mongoose have a body length between 32 and 40 cms (12.6 - 15.7 inches), a tail length between 28 and 30 cms (11 - 12 inches) and they weight between 0.5 and 0.6 kgs (1.1 - 1.3 lbs).

They are pale grey/brown in colour with 8 dark stripes on their back and sides.


Giant-Striped Mongoose can be found in south western Madagascar.


Giant-Striped Mongoose mainly eat small vertebrates such as lizards and rodents, but they have been known to eat invertebrates.


Giant-Striped Mongoose usually produce a single youngster each summer.



There are no subspecies of the Giant-Striped Mongoose.

Interesting Facts

Giant-Striped Mongoose are also known as:
Grandidier's Mongoose
Malagasy Giant-Striped Mongoose

The species was named after Alfred Grandidier

Similar Animals

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

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