A cusimanse, Crossarchus obscurus, roams the property of Elizabeth Village Resort in Buchanan, Liberia. These mongoose-like animals, called Du in Liberia, are tolerant of people, which is probably their downfall, as they are easily hunted, especially with dogs. The young, when captured alive, are sometimes kept as pets. They eat mainly invertebrates, snails, crabs, and in this case, table scraps.

cusimanse, Crossarchus obscurus, also known as “du” in Liberia 

As with all wildlife trafficking in Liberia, keeping, hunting, killing and selling wild animals for bushmeat or pet trade is now illegal.

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