The Angolan Slender Mongoose (Galerella flavescens) is a mongoose that lives in southern Africa, specifically Angola and Namibia. It lives in the savannah and avoids desert and dense forests.
This animal has a long slim body and the males are around 15% bigger than the females. It has 38 teeth.
Males do not help in raising the young. The young open their eyes at 3 weeks and leave their mother at around 10 weeks and at 24 weeks get their adult teeth.
- ^ Hoffmann, M. & Rathbun, G. (2008). Herpestes flavescens. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 22 March 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern