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(Schreber 1776) (Schreber 1776)
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Meerkats  - Suricata suricatta Meerkats  - Suricata suricatta
(Schreber 1776) (Schreber 1776)
Carnivora - Herpestidae Carnivora - Herpestidae
Meerkats  - Suricata suricatta Meerkats  - Suricata suricatta

Meerkats:  

UK Status: Non resident, can be seen however in zoo's, animal rescue sanctuaries, wildlife parks tropical houses, and other places with captive animals.

Habitat: This delightful, playful little animal is a type of Mongoose from South Africa. They are highly social, and are burrowing creatures that live together in communal galleries of tunnels. There can be anything from two, to about thirty individuals in any one colony. Meerkats are to be found in Northern and Western South Africa, and extend a little way into South Western Angola. They are also found in South Western Botswana, and in Western and Southern Namibia.

Breeding: These creatures breed all the year around, breeding tends to peak however from January through into March. Gestation is sixty to seventy days, and usually litters of three to seven pups are born.

Comment: These animals have won over the hearts of many people, and even appeared in many TV adverts, ' Compare the Meerkat.com', for instance.

(Schreber 1776) (Schreber 1776) (Schreber 1776) (Schreber 1776)
Carnivora - Herpestidae Carnivora - Herpestidae Carnivora - Herpestidae Carnivora - Herpestidae
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