Mongooses living in large groups develop "specialist" diets so they don't have to fight over food, new research shows.
A novel tuberculosis pathogen, Mycobacterium mungi, closely related to human TB, infects and kills banded mongooses through a surprising route—olfactory communication. Now, a detailed investigation published in the journal ...
Researchers studying wild dwarf mongooses have provided insight into what happens when immigrants join a new group. The study in Current Biology on December 4 shows that, initially, recent immigrants rarely serve as lookout, ...
Mongoose mothers boost their pups' survival chances by evicting rival females from their social groups, new research shows.
Young mongooses may conceal their identity—even from their own parents—to survive.
Banded mongooses target close female relatives when violently ejecting members from their social groups, University of Exeter scientists have found.
Gang warfare is not unique to humans - banded mongooses do it too.
Growing up in tough conditions can make wild animals live longer, new research suggests.
Research by scientists at the University of Bristol has found that man-made noise can hinder the response of animals to the warning signals given by other species, putting them at greater risk of death from predators.
In their notorious battles with snakes, dwarf mongooses are more likely to help attack the enemy if they are closely bonded to the individual raising the alarm, reports new experimental research from scientists at the University ...