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Cynictis penicillata (Yellow Mongoose) is a species of mammals in the family mongooses. They are native to Swaziland, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Angola, Zimbabwe, and Ethiopia. They are diurnal carnivores. Individuals are known to live for 182.4 months and can grow to 291.87 mm. They have parental care (paternal care). They rely on running to move around.

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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Yellow Mongoose. View this species on GBIF