Main Characteristics: Indian Grey Mongoose have a body length between 36 and 45 cms (14 - 18 inches), a tail length of approximately 35 cms (14 inches) and they weigh between 0.9 and 1.8 kgs (2 - 4 lbs). They are grizzled grey in colour with a paler underside.
Habitat: Indian Grey Mongoose can be found in a variety of habitats including grasslands, scrub, cultivated areas and bushy vegetation, in southern Asia.
Diet: Indian Grey Mongoose mainly feed on rodents, lizards, snakes, birds, insects, eggs and fruits.
Breeding: Indian Grey Mongoose can produce up to 3 litters per year and after a gestation period of 60 - 65 days they give birth to a litter of 2 - 4 young.
Predators: Leopards are known predators of Indian Grey Mongoose.
Subspecies: Subspecies of the Indian Grey Mongoose include: Herpestes edwardsi edwardsi, Herpestes edwardsi ferrugineus, Herpestes edwardsi lanka, Herpestes edwardsi montanus and Herpestes edwardsi nyula.
|Latin Name||Herpestes edwardsi|
|Conservation Status||Least Concern|
|Length||36 - 45 cms (14 - 18 inches)|
|Tail||35 cms (14 inches)|
|Weight||0.9 - 1.8 Kgs (2 - 4 lbs)|
Up to 15 Yrs (in Captivity)