One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A mongoose occurring over much of Africa and parts of south-western Asia and Iberia, noted for its destruction of crocodile eggs.
Herpestes ichneumon, family HerpestidaeAlso called ichneumon
- ‘The Egyptian mongoose lives in Africa on the savanna.’
- ‘The Egyptian mongoose is mainly nocturnal, although it sometimes hunts during the day.’
- ‘In temperate regions, the Egyptian Mongoose gives birth to up to four young.’
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