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Dwarf Mongooses

Helogale parvula

About the Dwarf Mongooses

The dwarf mongoose is the smallest mongoose in the world. It is covered in thick brown fur, has very small eyes and ears and long claws on its front feet.

Habitat and Distribution

Dwarf mongooses are found in the dry savannah areas of east and southern Africa.

Family Information

Dwarf mongoose live in packs of between 2 and 20 individuals. All pack members help to look after the packs offspring. They have between four and six babies in a litter.

Conservation Status: Least Concern

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