BBC Short Film Young Meerkats Up Close and Personal

NWF   |   August 5, 2009

Meerkat_babiesx BBC’s Simon King on location in Africa has worked for days and weeks to get a Meerkat family to accept him.  In this clip he is close enough to be used for family play and a nap. 

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The meerkat or suricate Suricata suricatta is a member of the mongoose family. It inhabits all parts of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana and South Africa. A group of meerkats is called a “mob”, “gang” or “clan”. A meerkat clan often contains about 20 meerkats at a time,  Meerkats have an average life span of 12–14 years.

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