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Unread postby gwendolen » Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:40 am

Dwarf mongoose (Helogale parvula)


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Unread postby Katja » Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:49 pm

Seen on the S33

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Unread postby eladn » Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:49 pm

eladn wrote:Seen a bunch on the tar access road to Berg En Dal.


Now the picture:



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Unread postby cptphotographer » Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:11 am

Saw this little fellow on the S126 last week. Not as brilliant a shot as some of teh others on this link, but a dwarf mongoose nevertheless.


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Unread postby murron66 » Sun Jul 01, 2007 12:24 pm

love them soo much!



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Unread postby jonty1 » Sun Jul 15, 2007 7:28 pm

I saw a couple this past week. and i think these are the best pics of dwarf mongoose ever. very chuffed with them. he was actually a very friendly little guy, and very nosy. :D

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Unread postby Nannie » Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:34 pm

On the S 21

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Unread postby HTHBushmeatProject » Wed May 14, 2008 2:02 am

Hello! Different student than the pangolin girl, same project. I am working on an online field guide of East African Mammals. I have searched the internet for an answer to my question, but I just can't seem to find it.

Can any of you tell me the etymology of the dwarf moongoose's scientific name, Helogale Paruvula? Thank you!

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Unread postby wildtuinman » Wed May 14, 2008 5:58 pm

Wow, you kids make me sweat for this, hey. :lol:
All I could find so far was:

parvula - from the Latin, parvus, meaning little.

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Unread postby Jose » Wed May 14, 2008 6:52 pm

wildtuinman wrote:Wow, you kids make me sweat for this, hey. :lol:
All I could find so far was:

parvula - from the Latin, parvus, meaning little.

And ~gale is Greek, meaning weasel. Usually the "helo" prefix refers to marsh/meadow (helos, also Greek), but somehow that just doesn't seem to fit in this case. :?
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Unread postby BunnyHugger » Thu May 15, 2008 3:21 pm

This was my best shot.


They are just too adorable to watch and can be very entertaining.
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Unread postby Luren » Sat May 24, 2008 1:21 pm

Beautiful pics everyone!
Its well worth it to switch off the engine and wait for a family of Dwarf mongooses to be relaxed enough and come out and play!Lovely creatures
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Re: Mongoose, Dwarf

Unread postby granjan » Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:30 pm

Saw this one near Shingwedzi.


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