Ring-tailed Mongoose
Ring-tailed Mongoose ©web.stanford.edu

Order Carnivora

Family Eupleridae

Genus Galidia

Scientific Name

Galidia elegans

Thumbnail Description

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

Adults:

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

Newborns:

WEIGHT: 50 grams

Habitat

Rainforests, moist forests, dry forests; altitude 2,000 meters

Range

Madagascar

Diet

Small mammals, invertebrates, fish, reptiles, eggs, fruits, insects

Reproduction

Unknown

Mating Period

April – November

Gestation Period

90 days

Weaning Period

90 days

Sexual Maturity

12 months

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

24 years (captivity)

Speed

Unknown

Baby Name

Unknown

Home Range

Unknown

Group Name

Unknown

Predators

Domestic dogs, cats

Sounds

Unknown

Group Size

Unknown

Behavior

Unknown

Conservation Status

Vulnerable