Conservation of Meerkats And Men
Caravan & Outdoor Life|December 2019
The Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) is a small carnivore and hails from the mongoose family.

It is the only member of the genus Suricata. Meerkats live in all parts of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana, in much of the Namib Desert in southwestern Angola, and in South Africa. A group of meerkats is called a 'mob', 'gang' or 'clan'. A meerkat clan often contains about 20 meerkats, but some superfamilies have 50 or more members. In captivity, meerkats have an average life span of 12-14 years, and about half this in the wild.

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