Facts about mongoose

There is hardly anyone who has never heard of a mongoose. Thanks to the famous writer Rudyard Kipling, this animal is known to everyone from small children to grandparents. But what do we really know about the mongoose, after all, from the book, we only know how the animals get along well with humans and hunt venomous snakes. In fact, mongooses have many qualities and skills that help them survive in a harsh world, which we do not even guess. And so the most interesting facts about the mongooses, which you probably did not know.

  • Most mongooses live in large families from 4 to 50 individuals.
  • Most mongooses feed on insects, and poisonous snakes eat only animals if they meet with mongooses on the way.
  • Only the mongoose that can kill her eat the snake, the other members of the pack do not have the right to take the prey.
  • In the event that in a fight with a poisonous snake the mongoose will be bitten, he will die, since he does not have immunity to poison.
  • Indian mongooses partially lead a woody way of life. Eating and resting in the trees.
  • In Central India, a mongoose is a sacred animal and it is impossible to kill a small animal.
  • The longest mongoose among the remaining species is the mongoose crab. Its body length with tail reaches 85 cm.
  • The mongoose tame well. In the countries of South Asia and Africa, they are kept as pets to fight rats and snakes.
  • Swiss scientists conducted a study confirming that the sounds issued by the mongooses are like speech. The language of the mongooses consists of vowels and consonants and sounds like human speech at the stage of its formation.
  • Mongoos grow their babies together. At 3-4 months of life, a guardian is attached to each child, who follows the baby and keeps track of him hunting.