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Stress Can Cause Mongooses Not To Help Out In The Future
2014-07-25 03:38:38

University of Exeter Researchers studying banded mongooses in Uganda have discovered that those who work hard to care for pups may be less likely to invest in future offspring in the same way due to elevated stress hormones. Dr Jennifer Sanderson, from the University of Exeter, has been observing wild banded mongooses to understand why working hard makes them less likely to work hard in the future. She discovered that when a banded mongoose invests heavily to care for mongoose pups,...

Vocalizations Of Banded Mongoose Similar To Human Speech
2013-01-11 14:38:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online From songbirds to humans, many animals use complex vocalizations to communicate amongst their own species, and a new study from the University of Zurich found that even the monosyllabic calls of the banded mongoose are structured and similar to our own speech. The biologists´ report in the latest edition of the open access journal BMC Biology is the first to show animals communicating with sound units shorter than a syllable....


Latest Banded Mongoose Reference Libraries

Common Dwarf Mongoose, Helogale parvula
2012-11-05 15:29:32

The common dwarf mongoose (Helogale parvula), also known simply as the dwarf mongoose, is native to Africa. Its range extends from East Africa to Central Africa, south to Transvaal, and from Ethiopia and Eritrea. It prefers a habitat within open forests, arid grasslands, and bushlands at elevations of up to 6,561 feet. It is often seen in areas with termite mounds, where it likes to sleep, and can also be seen in areas with humans. It does not reside in extremely arid habitats or in forests...

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2007-01-19 20:01:43

The banded mongoose (Mungos mungo) is a mongoose commonly found in the central and eastern parts of Africa. Physical characteristics The banded mongoose is a sturdy mongoose. It has large head, small ears, short, and muscular limbs. It has a long tail, almost as long as the rest of the body. Animals of wetter areas are larger and darker colored than animals of dryer regions. The abdominal part of the body is higher and rounder than the breast area. The rough fur is grayish brown, and...

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2007-01-19 19:32:36

The dwarf mongoose (Helogale parvula), sometimes-called common dwarf mongoose to distinguish it from the desert dwarf mongoose (H. hirtula) is a small African carnivore belonging to the mongoose family (Herpestidae). Physical characteristics The dwarf mongoose is a typical mongoose. It has a large pointed head, small ears, a long tail, short limbs, and long paws. The species can be distinguished from other mongooses by its size. It is much smaller than most other species. The soft fur...

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Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.