Meerkats

Meerkats

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Credit: TONY CAMACHO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Meerkats (Suricata suricatta). Meerkats, also known as suricates, are active mongooses that live in colonies in underground burrows. They feed during the day, mainly on insects, while remaining close to the burrow. They often stands on their hind legs, as seen here, which permits them to survey the area around their territory for approaching predators. Photographed in South Africa, in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

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