Helogale parvula parvula
English : Common Dwarf Mongoose
French : Mangouste naine
Class : Mammalia
Order : Carnivora
Family : Herpestidae
Notes : 6 other subspecies known.
23 cm body length, weight up to 400 g. Smallest of all mongooses. Small round ears. Face, breast, belly and ears rufous, rest of body darker brown.
Range and habitat
This subspecies occurs in north-east South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The species can also be found further north to Angola and Ethiopia. Lives mostly in savannahs, including tree and bushy savannahs, rarely in forests.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not listed
Status : This species has a wide range and occurs in large densities in some areas. It’s unlikely to be threatened soon.
Ex-Situ Programs : SSP in America