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Fun Mongoose Facts for Kids
Check out our range of fun mongoose facts for kids. Learn what they look like, where they live, what they like to eat and much more. Read on for all kinds of interesting information about mongooses!
- Mongoose are small land-based mammals with long bodies and short legs.
- They are native to Africa, Asia and Europe.
- Mongoose have unique genetics that help protect them against snake venom.
- Mongoose are not allowed to be kept as pets in the United States.
- The name mongoose was previously spelled “mungoose".
- Different species include the yellow mongoose, Egyptian mongoose, white-tailed mongoose, banded mongoose, Indian grey mongoose, meerkat and more.
- Four mummified Egyptian mongooses were discovered in the catacombs of Anubis in Egypt in 2009.
- You might have seen meerkat in documentaries, or the film “The Lion King”, which features a meerkat named Timon. Read on for more meerkat facts for kids.