Population (2010): 28.3 million.
The meerkat is found exclusively on the semiarid plains of southern Africa. It avoids woodland and dense vegetation, preferring to live among the scrub. At night, the meerkat retires to a network of burrows witch it digs with its powerful forelegs. The burrows may be as deep as 10 feet. Sometimes the burrows are shared with other animals such as the ground squirrel and yellow mongoose. In rocky ground, the meerkat will make its den in the crevices between the rocks.
Meerkats are insectivores. They feed on insects, also on other invertebrates, mice, eggs, small birds, lizards and snakes.
Meerkats are often kept about homes in South Africa to kill rats and mice.
the mice ate the pudding
the dog chewed the marrow out of the bone
the mucus oozed out of his nose
the cat manipulated the human to feed it
there was a malfunction in the machine
the man made a pancake
mum managed to look after us all
Excuse me miss you’ve got my lunch
mister hotpotato liked to eat potatos
mini caravans drove through the country
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