Jacksons Mongoose Skull Replica


The Jackson’s Mongoose, also known as the Black-legged Mongoose, is a Viverrid native to the rainforest areas of Africa including Uganda and Kenya. They feed on invertebrates including insects, crabs, small rodents and carrion.


Jacksons Mongoose Skull Replica measures 4.3 inches. Jacksons Mongoose Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw). Made in USA. Cast of an original California Academy of Sciences specimen. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor skull.

Jacksons mongoose or Bdeogale jacksoni is a mongoose species native to montane forests in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. It appears to be rare and has been classified as Near Threatened since 2008.

Jacksons mongoose or Bdeogale jacksoni long and dense fur is grizzled black and white. The cheeks, throat and sides of the neck are yellowish. The legs are dark brown or black, and the bushy tail is white. With a head and body length of more than 20 in. and a body weight of 4.4 to 6.6 lb.

It is mainly nocturnal and crepuscular and possibly solitary. It feeds on rodents and insects.

Jacksons mongoose or Bdeogale jacksoni is silvery grey with yellowish cheeks, throat and sides of the neck, a grizzled grey crown, but a brownish white muzzle and chin and a few brown hairs around the eyes. Bdeogale jacksoni round ears are grizzled grey outside and yellowish inside.

Jacksons mongoose or Bdeogale jacksoni belly is light grey, its legs blackish brown or black, and the tip of the tail white. The dorsal hair is 0.79 in. long with black and white rings, and it has dense and woolly underfur.

The muzzle is blunt. The rhinarium is large, and the hairless extension of the median groove divides the upper lip.

Jacksons mongoose or Bdeogale jacksoni fore and hind feet have only four digits without hallux and pollex. The soles are naked, and the claws are thick and strong. It is a large mongoose with a head and body length of 20.0 to 22.5 in. and a 11.1 to 12.8 in. long bushy tail. It weighs 4.4 to 6.6 lb.

Young but already breeding Jacksons mongoose or Bdeogale jacksoni may be markedly smaller than adults.

From the black-footed mongoose, it is distinguishable by its much longer fur, especially on the tail, and yellowish tints on neck and throat.

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Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 4.3 in
Jacksons Mongoose Facts

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Herpestidae
Genus: Bdeogale
Species: B. jacksoni
Binomial name: Bdeogale jacksoni
Conservation status: Near threatened