What is a dwarf mongoose?

This species is the smallest of the African mongooses. There are two species: the common dwarf and the desert dwarf. They are stocky, with a fairly short, pointed muzzle and a long, fluffy tail. Their fur color varies, but they are usually speckled brown, reddish, or greyish. They live in groups of 12 to 15 individuals, covering approximately 75 acres that overlap with the ranges of other groups.