Meerkats have long slender bodies, bushy brown striped fur, tiny black crescent shaped ears, a small pointed face and large eyes with dark patches around them. The patterns of stripes on their back are unique to each meerkat just like fingerprints in humans. They weigh an average of 1.5 kg and can reach lengths of approximately 50 cm.
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Get To Know Them
Meerkats live in burrows and are very social animals who live in mobs of about 20 members and in some instances can be as much as 50 members in a mob.Their burrows keep them safe from predators and the harsh African weather elements.
Meerkats in Action
The open deserts and grasslands expose the snack sized meerkats to numerous predators, it takes special skills to survive . Have a look at this amazing video from Nat Geo Wild
Get Up Close & Personal
Meerkats are extremely organised with designated duties for every one of the mob members. They are omnivores and their diet consists of beetles, caterpillars, snakes, eggs, spiders, small birds, fruits and plants.