Small Animals (Animal Index)

Small Animals includes the Yellow Mongoose, Suricate and Cape Ground Squirrel

  • Endemic to southern Africa.
  • Weighs between 500 and 800 grams.
  • They eat insects. Scorpions, spiders, reptiles. Frogs, birds and mice.
  • Small mongoose weighing about 600g to 1 kg.
  • Gestation period is 84 days.
  • Upper parts are cinnamon coloured with a lateral white stripe on either side of the body.
  • Uses tail for shade while looking for grass seeds.
  • Weight: Male; 650 g and Female; 600 g
  • Breed after one year old, litter of up to 6.