Crossarchus obscurus

  • Native to: The Cusimanse is a dwarf mongoose native to the African countries of Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and south-east Guinea.
  • Diet: Primarily carnivorous, this foraging species have a varied diet of small insects, larvae, small rodents, small reptiles and freshwater crabs. They also eat fruits and berries.
  • Lifespan: Up to 10 years.
  • IUCN Status: Least Concern.
  • Fun Fact: This highly social species lives in groups of 10-20 individuals and is typically found in forests and swamplands.

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October 12, 2014