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Liberian Mongoose

Liberian Mongoose Range Map (Africa)
Liberian Mongoose Range Map (Africa)







Latin Name Liberiictis kuhni
Conservation Status Endangered
Location Africa
Colour Brown
Length 42 cms (16.5 inches)
Tail 20 cms (7.9 inches)
Weight 2.3 Kgs (5 lbs)
Life Expectancy

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Main Characteristics

Liberian Mongoose have a body length of approximately 42 cms (16.5 inches), a tail length of approximately 20 cms (7.9 inches) and they weigh around 2.3 kgs (5 lbs).

They are dark brown in colour with dark and pale stripes on their neck and shoulders. They have a long, mobile snout, small teeth and long claws on their front feet.

Habitat

Liberian Mongoose can be found in Liberia and their range possibly extends to the neighbouring countries of Sierra Leone, Guinea and the Ivory Coast. It is believed that they live in small groups.

Diet

Liberian Mongoose feed on earthworms, grubs, small vertebrates and eggs.

Breeding

Very little is known about reproduction in the Liberian Mongoose.

Predators

Humans are predators of Liberian Mongoose.

Subspecies

There are no subspecies of the Liberian Mongoose.

Interesting Facts

Liberian Mongoose were first described in 1958.

Similar Animals

Meerkat
Banded Mongoose
Gambian Mongoose
Meller's Mongoose
Selous' Mongoose
White-Tailed Mongoose
Slender Mongoose
Yellow Mongoose

 


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