Dwarf Mongoose, Helogale parvula, guarding their burrows. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, East Africa. (Featured in Matures’ Paintbrush.) Dwarf mongooses live in a group of 12 to 15 individuals, which covers a range of approximately 75 acres that overlaps with the ranges of other groups. Dwarf mongoose mainly feed on insects like termites, locusts, beetles, grubs, larvae and spiders. It is much smaller than most other species, 18 to 28 cm, 210 to 350 grams. It is Africa’s smallest Carnivore.
Canon 500D, zoom lens.