A dwarf mongoose surveys its new exhibit at the Wildlife Conservation Society¿s Prospect Park Zoo.

A dwarf mongoose surveys its new exhibit at the Wildlife Conservation Society┬┐s Prospect Park Zoo. (Julie Larsen Maher)

A dwarf mongoose family has a new exhibit at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo. The family of six previously lived at WCS’s Central Park Zoo. They can be seen in the Animals in Our Lives building.

Dwarf mongoose are native to the grasslands of southern Africa and are the continent’s smallest carnivore.

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo - Open every day of the year.  Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens, $5 for children 3 to 12, and free for children under 3. Zoo hours are 10am to 5pm weekdays, and 10am – 5:30pm weekends, April through October, and 10am – 4:30pm daily, November through April. Tickets are sold until one half-hour before closing. The zoo is located at 450 Flatbush Avenue.  For more information call 718-399-7339 or go to  www.prospectparkzoo.com

The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide.  We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo.  Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony.  WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth. www.wcs.org

If you would like to make donations in support of helping save wildlife and wild places, please go to wcs.org