Monday, April 13, 2015

Cavill Conservation: Watch The Cutest Baby Mongoose Video


So there we were.. checking out our twitter feed overnight, when we came across that adorable rare pic of a baby mongoose shared by @DurrellWildlife. So when they followed it up with a link to the video, we just had to check it out.

The mama mongoose was so cute, as she carefully carried her baby to.. wait.. are THOSE WORMS ABOUT TO BE EATEN ALIVE???? -- Nature. It's a must watch!

Mother mongoose and her new arrival
Introducing our newest baby boky-boky! This is, as far as we know, the first footage of a female narrow-striped mongoose – known as boky-boky in their native Madagascar – with her new baby. Even our experts know very little of the intimate moments between a mother and baby of this species, as the key to keeping them happy and healthy is leaving them well alone. However, Mammal Keeper Chris Davies installed his own sound-activated camera, so that we could learn what normal rearing behaviour looks like, without causing any disturbance. And don't worry about the little one's 'fall' at the end... theres a deep layer of soft woodchip and soil-like substrate just underneath!The species is listed as Vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, and faces challenges from deforestation, predation from feral dogs, and conversion of its forest home to cattle pasture.#DurrellTeam #Durrell_Wildlife
Posted by Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust on Monday, April 13, 2015

"This is, as far as we know, the first footage of a female narrow-striped mongoose – known as boky-boky in their native Madagascar – with her new baby.

Even our experts know very little of the intimate moments between a mother and baby of this species, as the key to keeping them happy and healthy is leaving them well alone. However, Mammal Keeper Chris Davies installed his own sound-activated camera, so that we could learn what normal rearing behaviour looks like, without causing any disturbance.

And don't worry about the little one's 'fall' at the end... theres a deep layer of soft woodchip and soil-like substrate just underneath!

The species is listed as Vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, and faces challenges from deforestation, predation from feral dogs, and conversion of its forest home to cattle pasture."


That video is just one example of the awesome work Durrell does around the world, and why we're so proud to support Henry as their ambassador. He will be raising funds for the charity at the Siam Cup in his native island of Jersey next month, and you can join him! -- Here's everything you need to know. And don't forget to check out cavillconservation.com for the latest updates from Henry, and to find out more on how you can help him save endangered species from extinction.


2 comments:

  1. Very sweet pics/video of Mongoose mama and baby...and so special that Henry is involved with Durrell and their efforts to save these and other rare endangered animals. <3 <3 <3 Thanks for sharing, Henry, Durrell & HCN (y) :) <3
    KB10

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  2. I keep hearing Hannibal Lecter's voice when I say this, but "Love your suit" ;) It really is my favorite so far of his.



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