The Banded Mongoose lives in permanent and cohesive packs of between 6-40 individuals, consisting of an average 15 adults with their offspring. … – Group sizes in this species are the largest out of all carnivores. – Banded Mongoose are known to stand up to Lions when they are confronted and threatened. – Banded Mongoose males are only heavier than females during the immature stages. In adulthood both sexes are similar in size and mass, weighing about 1.5 kg. – Litters range 2–6 pups and average 4. – All females give birth either on the same day or within a few days and collective nursing of offspring takes place