Indian Mongoose

The Indian Mongoose, Small Indian Mongoose, Small Asian Mongoose or the Javan Mongoose (Herpestes javanicus) is a species of mongoose found in the wild in South and Southeast Asia. They have also been introduced to various parts of the world.


This species is found in the northern part of India, in the dry desert regions and the plains of the Ganges. They are capable of living within cities and are often unafraid of humans.