Broad-striped Malagasy mongoose
The broad-striped Malagasy mongoose, (Galidictis fasciata), is a species of mongoose. It is a forest-dweller native to eastern Madagascar. The species contains two known subspecies: G. f. striata and G. f. fasciata. Their main distinguishing factors are their stripes and their tails; the former has a thinner, white tail and 5 stripes, while the latter has a fuller, reddish-brown tail and 8-10 stripes. The mongoose primary prey on small rodents. This species is most active in the evening and at night.