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Now how on earth a baby mongoose reminded her of Conan the Barbarian I don't know but it took her about five seconds to find a name for the little Banded Mongoose that I found alone next to the road on that fateful day--now almost a year ago .
For young banded mongoose moms, there's only one choice for when to give birth--the same day as older, dominant mothers.
She adds: "Baboons and monkeys keep us entertained with their antics in the hammock and gentle bushbuck graze silently on the edge of the property as crowds of banded mongoose hurry through.
Kathleen Alexander of the Virginia Tech University discovered that banded mongoose - a species common in central and eastern Africa - that were living closely with humans in northern Botswana were dying from a mysterious, tuberculosis-like disease.
At the Chobe National Park in Botswana, human TB has inflicted a group of banded mongoose (Mungos mungo), while a troop of suricates, or slender-tailed meerkats (Suricata suricatta) was recently decimated by the disease in the southern Kalahari Desert.
When banded mongoose pups emerge from the den, most of them form exclusive one-to-one associations with a particular adult, usually an older brother, cousin, or uncle, who becomes their primary caretaker and 'escort.
The idea is that we're trying to explain why certain antipredator traits evolved in some species but not others," said Stankowich, who noted that this study not only explains why skunks are stinky and why banded mongooses live in groups but also breaks new ground in the methodology of estimating predation risks.
Cowpox virus outbreak in banded mongooses (Mungos mungo) and jaguarundis (Herpailurus yagouaroundi) with a time-delayed infection to humans.
But there's a new gang in town - the banded mongooses - and they're just as crafty at collective responsibility as their famous cousins.
That's what these banded mongooses seem to be asking as they look around (see photo at left).
A previously unidentified Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex pathogen has emerged in banded mongooses (Mungos mungo) in Botswana; we named the pathogen mongoose bacillus, or M.