Animal Weight

How much does a Gambian mongoose weight?

It is hard to guess what a Gambian mongoose weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Gambian mongoose (Mungos gambianus) on average weights 1.64 kg (3.62 lbs).

The Gambian mongoose is from the family Herpestidae (genus: Mungos). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 35 cm (1′ 2″).

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Gambian mongoose is 1.64 kg (3.62 lbs)

The Gambian mongoose (Mungos gambianus) is a mongoose species native to the Guinean forest-savanna mosaic from Gambia to Nigeria. It is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List since 2008.

Animals of the same family as a Gambian mongoose

We found other animals of the Herpestidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Gambian mongoose

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Mungos gambianus:

Animals with the same size as a Gambian mongoose

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Gambian mongoose: