Yellow mongoose

Yellow mongoose

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Credit: TONY CAMACHO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Yellow mongoose (Cynictis penicillata). The yellow mongoose is a social mammal that inhabits savannah and scrub in southern Africa. It lives in groups in complex burrows, emerging during the day to forage for food. It feeds mainly on insects, but can also take a wide variety of prey, including small mammals, birds and their eggs, reptiles and vegetation. Photographed in the northern Cape of South Africa.

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