Highly sociable, these mongooses live in extensive burrow systems. One of the group acts as sentry on a high vantage point, while the others forage for food. Black hair around their eyes enables them to scan the bright sky for predators and a variety of calls warns the group to hide when danger is near.
Where they live
Africa, South of the Kalahari Desert
What they eat
Insects, small mammals, scorpions, snakes