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Meerkat
Meerkat
A group of Meerkats.
Information
Range South Africa
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Carnivora
Family Herpestidae
Genus Suricata
Species S. suricatta
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Meerkat' is a small mammal that lives in South Africa around the Kalahari Desert. Meerkats live in group of 2-50 member called Groups,Mobs or gangs. They can live to be 10 year in the wild and in to their upper teens in capivity. They are a part of the mongoose family.

Meerkat Groups Edit

Meerkat groups can form when evicted female(s) team up with roving male(s) or when a group split and they don't rejoin each other. When a group is form the heaviest male and female takes dominance. The dominant female in the group is the only one who can breed, if a suborinate female gets pregnant and then gives birth, the dominant female will kill them or that them live. when the dominant female dies, all the females over 1 year old fought for dominance. When a dominant male dies, his son will take natal dominant until a roving males from a different group can kick out all the natal males.

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