Caption: Meerkat (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 their burrow. The clip shows a meerkat acting as sentinel, keeping watch and looking out for predators on behalf of the group, near the entrance to their burrow. Filmed in the Auob riverbed of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in Southern Africa.

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Suricate sentry

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