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Meller's Mongoose

Meller's Mongoose Range Map (Africa)
Meller's Mongoose Range Map (Africa)

Latin Name Rhynchogale melleri
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location Africa
Colour Greyish/Brown
Length 44 - 85 cms (17 - 33 inches)
Tail 30 - 40 cms (12 - 16 inches)
Weight 1.7 - 3 Kgs (3.7 - 6.6 lbs)
Life Expectancy


Main Characteristics

Meller's Mongoose have a body length between 44 and 85 cms (17 - 33 inches), a tail length between 30 and 40 cms (12 - 16 inches) and they weigh between 1.7 and 3 Kgs (3.7 - 6.6 lbs).

They are greyish/brown in colour with darker feet and a pale coloured underside and head. It is believed that they are solitary, terrestrial and active at night.


Meller's Mongoose can be found in heavily grassed or wooded areas in southern Africa.


Meller's Mongoose mainly feed on small vertebrates, such as mice and lizards, termites and fruit.


Subspecies of Meller's Mongoose include:

Rhynchogale melleri langi
Rhynchogale melleri melleri

Interesting Facts

Very little else is known about Mellor's Mongoose.

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Gambian Mongoose
Liberian Mongoose
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Yellow Mongoose


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