Banded Mongoose Research Project…

The Banded Mongoose Research Project consists of a team of researchers working in Uganda, Exeter and Cambridge in the UK, and Zurich in Switzerland. The main project is based at the University of Exeter (Tremough Campus) and is directed by Professor Michael Cant with the help of Dr Emma Vitikainen.

"(pl. mongooses) from an Indic language (cf. Mahrathi mangus "mongoose"), probably ultimately from Dravidian
(cf. Telugu mangisu)."
Online Etymological Dictionary