Slender-tailed Meerkat

Suricata suricatta

NATURAL HABITAT
Meerkats live in desert or rocky terrain in Southern Africa.

DIET
IN THE WILD – Insects, small rodents
IN THE ZOO – Cat food, fruit, vegetables, bird eggs

FASCINATING FACTS

  • Live in large groups with alpha male and female in charge
  • Live underground
  • At least one meerkat always in charge of watching out for the group as sentry
  • Dark fur around eyes protects eyes from sun
  • Can eat scorpions
  • Visitors in 2017
    Visitors in 2017

    240,000

  • CAMPERS IN 2017
    CAMPERS IN 2017

    3000

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400