Least Concern
Added by
  JindoJeff - cheetah
Date Updated
  Tue Nov 29 00:33:41 2016
Image Credit
Image Comment
  Meerkat face closeup picture.
Image From
  Virginia Zoo
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Sorter Stats: Hits 88   At Bats 152   Average 0.579 Habitats: desert grassland

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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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