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