© Nick Garbutt
© Bronx zoo
Status: Least Concern
This super cool mammal is the Ring-tailed Mongoose (Galidia elegans) that is only found on Madagascar – where all the amazing animals hang out. This creature reaches lengths of 12.5 to 15 in. and weighs around 24 to 32 oz. But of course the snazzy part of this guy is the bushy red and black ringed tail.
Ring-tailed Mongooses are active during the day and superb climbers. You’ll find them frolicking in the trees hunting for small mammals, invertebrates, fish, reptiles and eggs.