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Meerkats (Suricata suricatta). Also known as the suricate, this small mammal is an active mongoose that feeds during the day, mainly on insects. They are active, social mammals, forming colonies that occupy underground burrows. They stand on their hind legs, as shown here, to watch for predators.
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