Studies of Dwarf Mongoose pups. To my surprise, mongooses are NOT part of the Mustelidae family, despite their somewhat weasel-like appearance. Instead, Mongooses belong to their own family, Herpestidae, which also includes the Meerkat.

The Dwarf Mongoose is Africa’s smallest carnivore.

Dwarf Mongoose Pups

Source: Referenced from photos taken at Chester Zoo by Stuart Robinson.