Mongooses like to hunt together, but they always keep a lookout for dangerous predators nearby. Poking their noses into holes, overturning rocks with their paws and scratching the ground with their sharp claws, banded mongooses are very amusing animals to watch. A common sight in many parts of Africa, they travel in groups of about twenty to forage for beetles, millipedes and other small creatures.
Mongooses, being mammals, prefer to hunt in groups. They always keep an eye on the predator's movement. The mongoose is one of the animals that feed on other animals. It is small and moves quickly and easily. It has a speciality of poking its nose into holes, and it has sharp paws and claws where it can easily scratch the ground. Banded mongoose is also an interesting creature. The native of this mongoose is Africa, and it usually travels in a group of twenty. They search and hunt for the insects like beetles, millipedes, and others.
Meanings of difficult words:
|Predator||An animal naturally preying on others|
|Forage||An action of searching for food|
|Claws||Nails present in paws of animals used for defence|
|Paws||An animal's foot having claws and pads|
National Council of Educational Research and Training (2006). Honeysuckle. Desert Animals (pp. 112-120). Published at the Publication Division by the Secretary, National Council of Educational Research and Training, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi.