Meerkat

Suricata Suricatta

Hello there! I am a meerkat and this is my family! You can call my family and I a “mob”, “gang”, or a “clan”. There can be as many as 50 of us in a family!

You can usually find me in places that have clumpy grasslands or deserts, but I really originate from South Africa.

I eat insects which there is a lot of where I live. There’s a lot of amazing things to me, too. I am good at digging, and I use my tail to balance when I’m standing upright. I also have great vision and can spot predators in the air from 300 meters away. I am also immune from certain types of snake and scorpion venom.

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