Banded mongoose

Banded mongoose
Two mongoose take an afternoon nap. This highly social species is threatened by a novel tuberculosis pathogen.

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Mysterious mongoose

Creeping in the night: what might ecologists be missing?

Mongoose are group living, territorial species that are considered to be diurnal that is active in the day. Researchers in our group identify mysterious nighttime behaviors. Why are they sneaking into other troops territories? One was observed peaking in at other troops in their dens! Here contact dynamics are much more complicated than we thought with new opportunities for pathogen movement.

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