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Meerkat

Suricata suricatta

Family

Viverridae; the mongoose family

Conservation Status

Least concern, IUCN; not threatened.

Distribution

Southwestern Africa

Habitat

Inhabit burrows on desert and savanna flats

Factoid

Whether out foraging or just playing near their burrows, there is always a “watch meerkat” posted to warn the group of approaching danger.