Kruger Park Mammals - Banded Mongoose

The Banded Mongoose (Mungos mungo) is an exciting, almost hyper active mammal and can be very entertaining to watch. They are an average size Mongoose, weighing up to 2 kilograms and can live up to 12 years.

Kruger Park Banded Mongoose Distribution Map

Kruger Park banded Mongoose Distribution

The Banded Mongoose, along with the Slender Mongoose, is arguable the most common species in the Park, occurring in all ecozones and habitats, even occurring in some rest camps such as Skukuza and Punda Maria. However, the Banded Mongoose does prefer woodland.

More Information On Kruger's Banded Mongoose

Banded Mongoose are social animals living in colonies in the Kruger Park of up to 40 individuals. They are strictly diurnal and can cover up to 3 kilometers in a days foraging. When foraging they mainly feed on insects and are masters at killing snakes, scorpions and lizards. They also will feed on bird eggs and centipedes.

Kruger Park Banded Mongoose Gallery

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