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Short-Tailed Mongoose

Short-Tailed Mongoose Range Map (S E Asia)
Short-Tailed Mongoose Range Map (S E Asia)

Latin Name Herpestes brachyurus
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location South East Asia
Colour Brown/Black
Length 35 - 40 cms (13.8 - 15.7 inches)
Tail 25 cms (9.8 inches)
Weight 1.4 Kgs (3 lbs)
Life Expectancy


Main Characteristics

Short-Tailed Mongoose have a body length between 35 and 40 cms (13.8 - 15.7 inches), a tail length of approximately 25 cms (9.8 inches) and they weigh around 1.4 kgs (3 lbs). They are brown to black in colour with black legs.


Short-Tailed Mongoose can be found in the rainforests of south east Asia. They usually inhabit areas close to a water source.


Subspecies of the Short-Tailed Mongoose include:

Herpestes brachyurus brachyurus
Herpestes brachyurus hosei
Herpestes brachyurus javanensis
Herpestes brachyurus palawanus
Herpestes brachyurus parvus
Herpestes brachyurus sumatrius

Interesting Facts

Little is known about the behaviour of the Short-Tailed Mongoose.

Similar Animals

Collared Mongoose
Crab-Eating Mongoose
Egyptian Mongoose
Indian Brown Mongoose
Indian Grey Mongoose
Long-Nosed Mongoose
Ruddy Mongoose
Stripe-Necked Mongoose


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