The Meerkat

The meerkat, also called suricate, a social member of the African plains, with its vigilant postures and cooperative behavior, provides a charming example of group living among small mammals.

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Keyfacts about the meerkat

30 cm

Average size

725 g

Average weight

77 days

Gestation Period


Identity Card

  • Name : Suricate
  • Latin name : Suricata suricatta
  • Origin : Southern Africa
  • IUCN Status : Least Concerned
  • Cites : —

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