Mongooses are rather small, agile, weasel-like carnivores native to Africa, southern Europe, and Asia. Woodlands, Thick forests; in dry acacia brush, mountain scrub, abandoned termite mounds. Diet CarnivoreWild: beetles, crabs, earthworms, fallen fruit, grasshoppers, ground birds & their eggs, millipedes, reptile eggs, rodents, scorpions, slugs, snails, snakes & termites
The dwarf mongoose is native to southeastern parts of Africa, predominantly in the countries of Ethiopia, southern Somalia, northeastern parts of South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, and Botswana. It prefers savanna areas, specifically semi-desert and dry, open woodlands and grasslands. It occupies a range of altitude from sea level to about 1,800 feet (Postanowicz).
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