Bing Daily Trivia Quiz: Mongoose Family

Question 1: Meerkats are members of which family?

  • Mongoose
  • Squirrel
  • Cat

Correct Answer: Mongoose

Fact: The mongoose family comprises small to medium-sized carnivorous mammals, including the meerkat, Egyptian mongoose, and Indian gray mongoose. Renowned for their agility and boldness, mongooses are adept hunters, often preying on insects, rodents, and snakes. Socially diverse, some species live solitary lives, while others form complex social structures.

Question 2: What is a group of meerkats called?

  • Pride
  • Mob
  • Herd

Correct Answer: Mob

Fact: A ‘mob of meerkats’ is what we call a bunch of these adorable critters hanging out together. They are very social animals and usually, up to three families can live together peacefully. Mobs can include up to 30 individuals, which groom each other and take turns keeping watch. Mobs will band together and hiss at predators, or other mobs.

Question 3: Which character in the 1994 movie ‘The Lion King’ is a meerkat?

  • Rafiki
  • Timon
  • Pumbaa

Correct Answer: Timon

Fact: Timon, a witty meerkat, is known for his carefree motto ‘Hakuna Matata,’ which means ‘no worries’ in Swahili. He forms an inseparable duo with Pumbaa, a warthog. Together, they raise lead character Simba, and help him to reclaim the Pride Lands.

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