| Latin Name
| Conservation Status
||32 - 38 cms (12.6 - 15 inches)
||27 - 32 cms (10.6 - 12.6 inches)
||0.7 - 0.9 Kgs (1.5 - 2 lbs)
| Life Expectancy
Up to 13 Years (in Captivity)
Ring-Tailed Mongoose have a body length between 32 and 38 cms (12.6 - 15 inches), a tail length between 27 and 32 cms (10.6 - 12.6 inches) and they weigh between 0.7 and 0.9 kgs (1.5 - 2 lbs).
They are deep reddish brown in colour with black feet and a lighter coloured head. They have a long, bushy tail that has black and red rings.
Ring-Tailed Mongoose can be found in the humid forests of eastern, western-central and northern Madagascar.
Ring-Tailed Mongoose feed on small mammals, birds, eggs, fish, frogs, reptiles, fruits and invertebrates.
After a gestation period between 79 and 92 days, Ring-Tailed Mongoose give birth to a single cub.
Subspecies of the Ring-Tailed Mongoose are:
Galidia elegans dambrensis
Galidia elegans elegans
Galidia elegans occidentalis
Ring-Tailed Mongoose are also known as:
Malagasy Ring-Tailed Mongoose