Main Characteristics: Cape Grey Mongoose have a body length of approximately 34 cms (13 inches), a tail length of approximately 30 cms (12 inches) and they weigh between 0.7 and 0.9 kgs (1.5 - 2 lbs). They are grizzled grey in colour.
Habitat: Cape Grey Mongoose can be found in southern Africa. They are solitary and active during the day.
Diet: Cape Grey Mongoose feed on insects, small rodents, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fruit and carrion.
Breeding: After a gestation period of approximately 50 days, Cape Grey Mongoose give birth to a litter of 2 - 3 young. They become independent at around 4 months old.
Predators: Predators of Cape Grey Mongoose include birds of prey and snakes.
Subspecies: Subspecies of the Cape Grey Mongoose include: Galerella pulverulenta basutius, Galerella pulverulenta pulverulenta and Galerella pulverulenta ruddi.
|Latin Name||Galerella pulverulenta|
|Conservation Status||Least Concern|
|Length||34 cms (13 inches)|
|Tail||30 cms (12 inches)|
|Weight||0.7 - 0.9 Kgs (1.5 - 2 lbs)|
Up to 15 Yrs