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Long nosed mongoose

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Carnivora
Subfamily  Herpestinae
Scientific name  Herpestes naso
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Herpestidae
Genus  Herpestes
Higher classification  Herpestes
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Similar  Black‑footed mongoose, Bdeogale, Bushy‑tailed mongoose, Short‑tailed mongoose, Alexander's kusimanse

Long nosed mongoose


The long-nosed mongoose (Herpestes naso) is a mongoose native to Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Kenya, Niger, and Tanzania.

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Habitat

The long-nosed mongoose primary habitat lies in the southeast Nigeria to Gabon and through Zaire. The long-nose mongoose lives near and around marshy habitats which allows them to feed on freshwater animals around their environment. The long-nose mongoose is dependent on a watery environment.

Behavior

According to the Encyclopedia of Mammals, the long-nose mongoose is a solitary mongoose, unlike other mongooses that form in packs. As such that, there is less competition for the mongoose yet it will more likely be an easier prey for other animals as opposed to those that form packs. The long-nosed mongoose is also a nocturnal animal which means they do their activities during the night.

Threats

There are no animalistic major threats for the long nose mongoose, however there are other factors that threaten this mongoose. Human factors such as forest fragmentation, mining, and burn farming all are endanger the species habitat.

References

Long-nosed mongoose Wikipedia


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