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#1658 Yellow Mongoose - Rotterdam Zoo (Holland)

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Yellow Mongoose at Diergaarde Blijdorp, Rotterdam (Holland)

The Yellow Mongoose, sometimes referred to as the Red Meerkat, is a small mammal averaging about 1/2 kg (1 lb) in weight
and about 50 cm (20 in) in length. As member of the mongoose family, it lives in open country, from semi-desert scrubland
to grasslands in Angola, Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, and Zimbabwe.