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Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) paws. Meerkats, also known as suricates, are active mongooses that live in colonies in underground burrows. Although its long, sharp claws enable it to dig its own home, the meerkat prefers burrows abandoned by other animals. Photographed in southern Namibia.
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