Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason
Jan 24, 2024 By Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason
Originally Published on Feb 26, 2021
Age 3 - 18
Read time: 0.9 Min

Here is a free printable mongoose coloring pages resource for kids who love coloring animals. Mongooses are small mammals, best known as a predator of snakes. They dart at the snake's skull and try to split it with a powerful bite. There are nearly 40 species of mongooses that live in various parts of the world, such as Asia, Africa, and southern Europe. All the species have small flexible bodies, short legs, furry tails, pointed noses, and small ears. The color of their fur ranges from grey to brown, sometimes with light patches and dark dots. Mongooses have a height between 7-35 in (18-90 cm). These animals can live alone, in groups, or families. With their legs, mongooses dig underground holes called burrows, in which they keep themselves safe from dangerous animals. They are omnivorous mammals and feed on birds, reptiles, eggs, fruits, and small mammals. Did you know? The introduction of mongoose into a new area for controlling snakes and rats usually backfires. They not only fail to stop pests but also become an invasive species, too.

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