ID Help – Mongoose spp. Kafue NP, Zambia
An ongoing camera trap study being carried out by Musekese Conservation research team captured this image of a black mongoose in the Northern Kafue NP (the Musekese-Lumbeya region).
As far as I am aware only the Meller’s Mongoose is found in Western Zambia (of the two tough ones, Meller’s and Bushy-tailed) but to me this looks more Bushy-tailed? Maybe Water Mongoose but it doesn’t look quite right for that and was captured a little way from the main Kafue River (not near any swamp/marsh/drainage).
I look forward to hearing your thoughts.