Mongooses won't let scientists work

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If studying these dwarf mongooses was our job, we wouldn't get any work done either!

Mongooses won't let scientists work

Image: Dwarf Mongoose on Twitter

A team of biologists from Bristol UK is in South Africa studying the social behavior of these tiny mongooses. They're Africa's smallest carnivore.

Look at them go!

Follow Dwarf Mongoose on Twitter to learn more about these cute critters. For instance, mongooses care for their pups based on sex rather than relatedness. They also allow mature males to remain in the family group, unlike meerkats and banded mongooses which drive away alpha male competition.