Meerkats – small carnivorous mammals that belong to the mongoose family. They live in Africa (Botswana, Namib Desert, and southwestern Angola) and South Africa. They also live in groups of 20-50 individuals. The lifespan in the wild lasts about 7 years, in captivity – 12-14 years.
Main enemies – eagles and jackals, sometimes meerkats suffer from snakes.
They feed on insects, scorpions, eggs, spiders and similar. They have strong immunity for some poison.
Even 6 rascal meerkats live in Zoopark!