The Falanouc is a small carnivore that lives within the lowland rainforests in the centre and northwest of Madagascar. They tend to live in elevations from about 50 to 1600 m.
Falanoucs teeth are adapted to a soft-bodied invertebrate diet. Their diet mainly consists of earthworms, chameleons, frogs, insects and slugs. In captivity, small peices of meat will be introduced to their diet which they happily consume. The long claws of the falanouc are used for scraping items of food from rotten wood or shallow soil, prey is then immobilized with the teeth and jaws.
Falanoucs are near threatened in the wild, there are fewer than 20 recent locality-based records of Falanoucs in total, and total adult population estimates are impossible to make.
Habitat: Lowland Rainforest
Food: Insects, slugs, earthworms, chameleons, frogs and small meat in captivity.
Life Span: Unknown
Status: Near Threatened
Breeding: 1 - 2 newborns
Yellow Mongooses are most common in the dry region of southern Africa that spreads from the Transvaal to nothern Angola. However, this mongoose does not populate the driest habitats in this region, being found instead in grass and scrublands. It never ventures into forest or very high up in mountains.
These animals are primarily diurnal but they do sometimes forage at night, especially in areas where they are disturbed by people during the day. The Yellow Mongoose emerges from its den after sunrise and warms itself in the sun for a short while before heading off for a day-long foraging trip. The animals live in social groups made up of a male and female breeding pair and their offspring. Older offspring tend to leave the group, but unrelated older individuals may join from other neighbouring groups.
Males roam through the territories of other groups, which means that the relationships between group members might be more complex than a simple family structure.
Habitat: Dry grasslands
Life Span: Unknown
Breeding: Young born in August to November