Meerkat

Meerkat

Nice and cheerful creatures

Meerkats, small mammals, live in groups called clans, where a clan usually numbers about 20 individuals, but there can be larger ones with as many as 50 individuals. These magical animals have developed a specific observation system, where one member of the clan is constantly on duty on a high ground, warning of possible danger.

Characteristics

Order:
Carnivora

Family:
Feliformia

Scientific name:
Suricata suricatta

Habita:
Savanna, shrubland, grassland, desert

Origin:
South Africa

Current trend:
Stable

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
6-7 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

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