Banded mongoose (IMAGE) Virginia Tech Caption Banded mongooses live in social groups called troops. Researchers are using genetic tools to track movements of mongooses living in urban centers and natural areas in Botswana to gain insight into how to better model disease transmission among wild animals living across complex landscapes. Photo by Kathleen Alexander, Virginia Tech. Credit Photo by Kathleen Alexander, Virginia Tech. Usage Restrictions Credit Kathleen Alexander, Virginia Tech. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.