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Meerkat Facts & Trivia for kids
- Meerkats live in southern parts of Africa.
- Meerkats are not rodents.
- Meerkats are carnivores.
- Meerkats are social animals that usually live in groups of about 20 animal.
- A group of Meerkats is called a mob, a gang or a clan.
- Meerkats live about 12 to 14 years in captivity, but less in the wild.
- Meerkats mostly eat insects, but will also eat larger animals like lizards, spiders and snakes.
- Meerkats are diurnal, not nocturnal.
- Adult Meerkats weight between 1 and 2 pounds.
- Meerkats are immune to desert scorpion venom, and will sometimes eat scorpions.
- When feeding one Meerkat acts as a sentry to gaurd the group from predators.
- Meerkats stay underground at night in large burrows.
- Meerkats are not part of the cat family.
- Meerkat young are called pups.
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