It is a small mammal from the mongoose family. It is a diurnal species of social habits.
They are burrowing animals, which live in large underground networks of tunnels with multiple entrances which they only leave during the day. The size of the colonies can reach as many as 40 individuals. They are known for remaining upright on their back legs watching and searching for prey or to avoid being surprised by its predators.
They are carnivores, consuming aboe all insects, spiders and small mammals.