Definition of Egyptian mongoose in English:

Egyptian mongoose

Syllabification: E·gyp·tian mon·goose


  • A mongoose occurring over much of Africa and parts of southwestern Asia and Iberia, noted for its destruction of crocodile eggs. Also called ichneumon.
    • Herpestes ichneumon, family Herpestidae
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    • The Egyptian mongoose lives in Africa on the savanna.
    • The Egyptian mongoose is mainly nocturnal, although it sometimes hunts during the day.
    • In temperate regions, the Egyptian Mongoose gives birth to up to four young.

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