Meerkat Suricata suricatta

Habitat

The meerkat lives in semi-arid open country, hard grounds, savannahs and grasslands

Diet in the wild

Insects, spiders, snails, rodents and plants

Diet at the Zoo

Insects, fruits and vegetables

Fascinating Facts

  • Also known as the slender-tailed meerkat
  • Live in small groups called mobs, gangs or clans
  • Have different jobs within the group such as teacher, hunter and babysitter
  • Immune to natural poisons and venoms

  • Visitors in 2016
    Visitors in 2016

    234,000

  • CAMPERS IN 2016
    CAMPERS IN 2016

    2,600

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400