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Meerkat

Unread postby leopardspotter » Sun Oct 09, 2005 8:16 pm

Meerkat (Suricata suricatta)

I'v seen many meerkats at addo a few years ago, they are such energetic little animals always keeping an eye out for preditors. It is very interesting waching them trying to find food(scorpions) in the boiling hot sand of Addo as others look after the kids at home :lol: Its a pitty there isnt any in Kruger :!:
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Unread postby Toddelelfe » Sun Oct 09, 2005 10:38 pm

I love these critters too.

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Unread postby DuQues » Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:38 pm

Meerkat pups do not learn how to eat dangerous animals such as scorpions on their own but are taught by adults, scientists have discovered. Researchers found that adults bring dead animals to the youngest pups.

As pups get older, helpers disable live prey for them; finally they coax the youngsters to hunt for themselves.
Writing in the journal Science, the scientists suggest meerkats are only the second non-human animal species found to teach its young actively.

The only other clear demonstration of teaching behaviour in species other than Homo sapiens is, they say, the finding reported earlier this year that ants can help their fellows locate food.

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Unread postby Toddelelfe » Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:06 pm

Same thing on a german magazin
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Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Sep 26, 2006 7:05 am

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Unread postby cybeR@NGER » Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:06 pm

I see you also found the meerkats at Rietvlei NR, WTM :wink:
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Unread postby Elsa » Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:19 pm

To all who enjoyed the first series, I see there is a new series of Meerkat Manor coming on to the Animal Channel this month.
Wonderful programme. :D
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Unread postby anne-marie » Sat Sep 30, 2006 10:10 pm

I saw some meerkat in the Kalahari (Botswana part) 2 years ago
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Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sat Sep 30, 2006 11:43 pm

I love the little critters.
On our last trip to Rietvlei, for our forum meet, we saw what we thought were Meercat.

In terms of Meercat, we have a very active rescue group close to where I live.
Once on one of my runs, I met up with someone who was trying to give a rescue animal a home. The biggest problem was, that everytime an aeroplane flew over head, the Meercat would dive for cover.
The other problem was, the Meercat had demolished every carpet.
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Unread postby eladn » Sun Jun 10, 2007 7:01 pm

Saw one near the park home inside the Mata Mata camp.

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Unread postby Peter Betts » Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:52 pm

I just love these little guys
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Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:30 am

oh my goodness PB,
that is just too delightful
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Unread postby anne-marie » Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:34 am

super 14 action !!

you speak about old black :wink:
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Unread postby Pumbaa » Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:08 am

Great picture PB,

thanks so much for sharing. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Meerkat

Unread postby shangri-la » Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:35 pm

Hi all

can you see the Meercat in Kruger park ??? :doh:
I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it.


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