Essay

Mob of Mongooses Steals a Meal From a Much Bigger Baboon

Mongooses Go Crazy on a Baboon Twenty Times Their Size to Steal a Meal!

A group of mongooses teams up to battle a baboon in the amazing video at the top of the page! The video opens with a group of sly mongooses watching a baboon devour what looks to be a hare. The mongooses are obviously envious, like a younger brother watching their older sibling enjoy a pleasure! Even if the baboon is large enough to eat the mongooses, their confidence is increased by their numbers!

The mongooses start harassing the baboon in the very first few seconds of the video. Furthermore, since the mongooses by themselves don’t threaten the baboon, it is ready to handle the pests. However, they are not alone, and the baboon starts to notice their perseverance! Even though they are smaller, the mongooses appear to be much smarter than the baboons! It finally drops its feast to chase one of the baboons away after darting in and out at it from all directions.

And the mongoose group knows they’ve won as soon as the baboon drops the partially consumed cadaver! The baboon rushes back to get its supper, but in frustration it can only slap the spot where it was. After carrying it a safe distance, the mongooses suddenly go into a feeding frenzy! The mongooses now have to battle it out for the prize among themselves after banding together to defeat the larger baboon! Despite this, they maintain a semblance of camaraderie, with one mongoose keeping watch over the others while they feed.

Banded Mongooses: Ganging Up to Cause Trouble!

Native to Africa, banded mongooses are extremely gregarious and form groups known as “troops,” as shown in the page’s opening video. These can range in size from 20 to 40 members, thus they can be very large. In their comparatively intricate social systems, mongooses flourish and collaborate effectively to hunt and protect themselves.

From insects like crickets to tiny mammals like mice or rabbits, mongooses chase it all. Reptiles that are smaller in size are also available; smaller lizards should exercise caution while near mongooses.The communication and behaviour of mongoose armies best illustrates their extraordinarily close-knit community.In the wild, having a large group of people who understand each other seems to be a significant advantage!

Banded mongooses once again rely on their amazing coordination but also display individual bravery in the face of possible threats. They become a cohesive, powerful force against predators thanks to their cooperative defence system. This strength is demonstrated by banded mongooses against much larger adversaries, such as the baboon in the page’s opening video! Not only that, but a group of banded mongoose soldiers can even collaborate to eliminate poisonous snakes! Banded mongooses are just another species that demonstrates the benefit of strength in numbers!