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Range DescriptionBrown Mongoose occurs in southern India and Sri Lanka (Mudappa 2013). In South India it is found from about 450 m asl to over 2,000 m asl, including evergreen forests along the western border of Kodagu (Coorg) district, Virajpet in southKodaguand Ooty in the Nilgiri hills, Tiger Shola in the Palni hills, the High Wavy Mountains in Madurai, Kalakad-Mundanthura Tiger Reserve in in Agasthyamalai hills, the Valparai plateau in the Anamalai hills in Tamil Nadu, and Eravikulam National Park, Parambikulam Tiger Reserve and Peeramedu in Kerala (Pocock 1939, Prater 1971, Corbet and Hill 1992, Mudappa 1998,Mudappa2001, Mudappa2013, Sreehari et al. 2013, D. Jathanna pers. comm. 2014). A thriving population has been discovered on the island of Viti Levu in Fiji. This is the first known introduction of this species and may derive from a pair brought from an unknown source to a private zoo in the late 1970s (Veron et al. 2009).