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The Mischievous Meerkats


Know a meerkat? If you don't know a meerkat, you certainly don't know Timon from Lion King. He's a meerkat! It's similiar to a prairie dog, if you've already seen one, but it's thinner. It lives in the Kalahari Desert, in the southern parts of Africa. They make tunnels for their home, and also makes colonies. They also got a good sense of teamwork. Altough they're small, they can beat up snakes and scorpions! They also eat scorpions. Their most dangerous enemies is the eagle. But meerkats are good on scouting. They can stand on two feet, and look for dangers. They also organize the scout parties to several guard posts. It's really cute to see them stand in groups!

Look at this photo here! They are on lookout for dangers around them. They have someting similiar to a work shift. It works like this. One meerkat starts to go to his post. He looks around for sometime. When his time is over, he takes turn with the other meerkat, so he can hunt for food, and the other meerkat looks for danger.

FUN FACTS
A group of meerkats is called a 'mob'.