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Meerkat
Suricata suricatta / Meerkat

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Habitat
Open, dry savannahs
Continent
Afrika
Food
Insects, spiders, scorpions and small vertebrates
Gestation/breeding period
70 days
Mode of life
small family groups with dominant alpha females
Class
Mammals
Order
Raubtiere

Did you know that?

~ 30 cm
size

~ 1 kg
weight

~ 15 years
age

How endangered are Meerkats?

by IUCN (Red List of Threatened Species)

  • Not evaluated
  • Data deficient
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    Least concern
    Least concern
  • Near threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically endangered
  • Extinct in the wild
  • Extinct

By the way

In case of danger, the meerkat emits a characteristic bark that warns the other animals in the colony.

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Meerkat at the zoo tour

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