It is the largest member of the subfamily Galidiinae.
They are very agile and good climbers.
It comes out during the daylight hours. The mongoose spends the bulk of its time on the ground, but it is also capable to climb trees and vines and even sometimes swim.
Size & Weight
HEAD-BODY-LENGTH: 32 to 38 cm (12.5 to 15 in)
WEIGHT: 700 to 900 g (24 to 32 oz)
TAIL: 11 – 13 inches
WEIGHT: 50 grams
Rainforests, moist forests, dry forests; altitude 2,000 meters
Small mammals, invertebrates, fish, reptiles, eggs, fruits, insects
April – November
24 years (captivity)
Domestic dogs, cats