Is Rikki tikki tavi a mongoose?
Yes Rikki-tikki-tavi is a young mongoose.
Rikki-tikki-tavi is a short story written by Rudyard Kipling and published in 1894 as part of the Jungle Book. It is about a mongoose, adopted by an English family living in India, and how he repays their kindness by protecting them from two King Cobras, Nag and Nagaina. Rikki Tikki comes from his actions when he's fighting(rikki-tikk-tik)
The three most important events in Rikki-tikki-tavi are... 1)A young mongoose is washed out of his burrow by a flood and is subsequently rescued and adopted by Teddy's family 2) Rikki-tikki meets the two King Cobras, Nag & Nagaina 3) Rikki-tikki wins the "Great War" by killing Nagaina & destroying her last egg.