Living in large groups means finding ways to communicate with one another. Banded mongooses make a variety of calls and sounds and mark their territory using a scent that they secrete.
I LIVE IN AFRICA
Banded mongooses live in Africa and might be found anywhere from Gambia to northeast Ethiopia and south of the border of South Africa. This species can live in a variety of habitats, including savannas, grasslands, shrublands, and forests.
I AM AN OMNIVORE
The mongooses’ diet includes insects and other invertebrates, birds, rodents, fallen fruit, and snakes.
BANDED MONGOOSES ARE SOCIAL
Banded mongoose can often be found living in groups of 5 to 30 mongooses, also known as a troop. They often live together in underground burrows that have been abandoned by other animals.