The Mongoose SVG ones are a family of cat-shaped, predatory, placental, infraclass, mammal class, or animal subtype Vertebrates, such as the Chord ones. It was separated from the Viverridae family and became independent.
The mangosteen is distinguished from its “former relatives” by morphological, genetic and ecological characteristics, such as the absence or reduction of membrane between the fingers, loose claws, small rounded auricles, mostly daytime and terrestrial lifestyles.
Mangosteen monkeys are small predators. They have a slender elongated body, a small head and a long tail. Their body length without a tail varies from 16 to 71 cm.
The tail of the animal is cone-shaped (thick at the base and narrowing to the end), 19-47 cm long. As a rule, the tail of the mongoose is two thirds of its body length.
Animals weigh from 210 g to 7 kg (rarely up to 9 kg). Asian species are usually larger than African species.
The smallest in the family is the dwarf Mongoose SVG (Helogale parvula), with a body of 16-23 cm, a tail of 14-19 cm and a weight of 210 to 420 g.
The heaviest is the Egyptian mongoose, or ichneumon (lat. Herpestes ichneumon). Adult ichneumon weighs 7-9 kg.
Crab-eatering mongoose (lat. Herpestes urva) – the longest in the family. Its size together with its tail reaches 85 cm.
But the largest is considered to be the white-tailed mongoose (lat. Ichneumia albicauda): its body length with a head is 47-71 cm, tail length – 35,5-47 cm, height in shoulders – about 25 cm, weight reaches 1,8-5,2 kg.
The neck of the mongoose is small, elongated, the ears are small and rounded.
Animal eyes are light honey with horizontal, narrow, less often round pupils. Horizontal shape of pupils is typical for herbivorous animals.
Representatives of this family may have from 32 to 40 teeth, their number depends on the species.
The legs of the animal are short, five-finger, with loose, long, slightly curved and blunt claws. With the help of claws, the mongoose digs underground passages, protects itself from enemies, and can occasionally climb trees.
All mongoosees are fingers (fingers) with or without a reduced membrane between them. Most mongoosets stand on their hind legs like gophers and straighten their backs completely for a better view.
The Mongoose SVG coat is rough, made up of fluff and a long, rigid awn. It is often grey or brown, and less often brown, yellowish, black or red.
It is also monotonous, striped, saddled or speckled. There are individuals with circular patterns on their tails. The stripes are usually placed on the shoulders.
Body colouring often differs from that of limbs, tail or tip. For example, two species of Madagascar’s mongoose species have longitudinal stripes on their backs, and a third species has a striped tail. The striped mongoose (Herpestes vitticollis) has dark transverse lines on its back according to its name.
Intra-species variations in colouring are possible. For example, the slender mongoose (Latin Galerella sanguinea) is usually grey or yellow-brown, and in the Kalahari desert it has a red color, and individuals of black color are also found. In India, the islands of Java and Sumatra are home to a dwarf mongoose with black wool and fine yellow speck.
The mongoose mongoose, in contrast to the weaver mongoose, has anal, not anal fragrant glands. In many species, they are large bags with at least two holes. Males and females leave odorous marks from anal and cheek glands.
Animals have excellent eyesight, sense of smell and hearing. The water mongoose (lat. Atilax paludinosus) is also perfectly developed in touch. Excellent reaction of animals allows you to easily control a strong, flexible body and make lightning rolls.
The Mongooses SVG are very “chatty”, they make various sounds: squealing, growling, clucking, barking, purring, and intermittent high screams. Each of them has its own meaning. With sounds like clucking, the mongoose warns the attacker: “Don’t touch me – it’ll get worse,” the almost dog barking is a signal of general anxiety, the jerky high screams are call signs for backward cubs.