Slender-tailed Meerkat

Slender-tailed Meerkat

Meerkats are well-known to most people who enjoy animals because of their charismatic postures and social activities. They live in highly social groups, foraging together and dividing labor across the group, with one of the most important tasks being the lookout guard who will be vigilant to detect threats and alert the others.

Suricata suricatta

Omnivore

Southern Africa [VIEW MAP]

Deserts

The meerkats are currently in the process of moving to an all-new home here at the Zoo as we begin construction on Grand New View. Look for your favorite meerkat mob in their new Zoo habitat in coming weeks – stay tuned for updates!

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