Main Characteristics: Narrow-Striped Mongoose have a body length between 25 and 35 cms (9.8 - 13.8 inches), a tail length between 23 and 27 cms (9 - 10.6 inches) and they weigh between 0.6 and 0.7 kgs (1.3 - 1.5 lbs).
They are beige in colour with 8 - 10 dark stripes on their back and sides.
Habitat: Narrow-Striped Mongoose can be found in the open savannas of western Madagascar.
Diet: Narrow-Striped Mongoose manly feed on insects but they will also eat eggs, and small vertebrates.
Breeding: After a gestation period between 90 and 105 days, Narrow-Striped Mongoose give birth to a single cub. After 2 months the young are weaned and they disperse at 2 years of age.
Subspecies: Subspecies of the Narrow-Striped Mongoose are: Mungotictis decemlineata decemlineata and Mungotictis decemlineata lineatus.
|Latin Name||Mungotictis decemlineata|
|Colour||Beige with Dark Stripes|
|Length||25 - 35 cms (9.8 - 13.8 inches)|
|Tail||23 - 27 cms (9 - 10.6 inches)|
|Weight||0.6 - 0.7 Kgs (1.3 - 1.5 lbs)|
Up to 15 Yrs