This video from Treasure Media gives new meaning to "safety in numbers"! Caught on camera near Zimbabwe's Lokuthula Lodges, this mob of banded mongoose (Mungos mungo ... points for an awesome Latin name) just couldn't resist the urge to check out the crew's GoPro. 

Banded mongoose live in complex social groups of up to 40 individuals, and are common in most of southern Africa. At night they typically den in old termite mounds, but come sunrise, they're up-and-at-'em. A single mongoose can cover up to three kilometres (1.86 miles) per day in search of food. 

Though they mostly munch on insects, the crafty carnivores have also been known to eat rodents and bird eggs. They've even got a signature move for when egg shells prove too tough to crack: they lift the egg up with their two front paws and throw it between their back paws against a rock or hard object. Essentially, it's the mongoose version of "granny bowling". But our favourite mongoose pastime? Afternoon naps. The entire mob (yes, that's what a group of mongoose is called!) stops for a mid-forage siesta during the hottest part of the day, only venturing back to the den after it cools off. 

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