Animal Size

Yellow mongoose size: How big do they get?

How big does a Yellow mongoose get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Yellow mongoose (Cynictis penicillata) reaches an average size of 29.2 cm (1′ 0″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). Usually, they reach an age of 15.17 years. A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 694 grams (1.53 lbs). A Yellow mongoose has 2 babies at once. The Yellow mongoose (genus: Cynictis) is a member of the family Herpestidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

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The yellow mongoose (Cynictis penicillata), sometimes referred to as the red meerkat, is a member of the mongoose family. It averages about 1 lb (1/2 kg) in weight and about 20 in (500 mm) in length. It lives in open country, from semi-desert scrubland to grasslands in Angola, Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, and Zimbabwe.

Animals of the same family as a Yellow mongoose

We found other animals of the Herpestidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Yellow mongoose

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Yellow mongoose

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Yellow mongoose:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Yellow mongoose

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Yellow mongoose:

Animals with the same weight as a Yellow mongoose

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Cynictis penicillata: