Kalahari, South Africa

2 funny Meerkats, the baby is watching another Meerkat animal digging in the red sand for bugs. It is always fun to watch these funny animals with their social behavior.

copyright Anette Mossbacher, 15 July, 2023

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This photograph was captured with a ILCE-7RM4 and a lens. The following settings were used:

  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Exposure time: 1/400s
  • ISO: 800
  • Focal Length: 600mm

The original photograph has the following dimensions: 6777 by 4518 pixels (WxH).

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Two funny meerkats, the baby, is standing while watching a family member digging for food. Maybe the pup can steal it! I doubt it. From what I have witnessed, they protect their catch. It is mine! But larger prey they sometimes share with other family members.

Funny Meerkats – Baby Observes

What are Meerkats eating? Every morning, at sunrise, they crawl out of their den and start to search for food. A Meerkat Lookout will be standing up to watch the area for predators while the other family members search for food.

In fact, Meerkats smell excellent to find their prey in the ground. They dig in the sand for spiders, frogs, insects, lizards, and even scorpions are on their menu. The Meerkat’s territory is about 10 square kilometers / 4 miles large. Every day they will go to a different section for foraging food.

Meerkats, Suricata suricatta, are listed as the least concern on the IUCN red list.

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3 comments for Funny Meerkats Baby Standing Watching Another Animal

  1. Stefan

    Oh, another cute little meerkat baby. I didn‘t know that they are also called suricata!

    • Anette Mossbacher

      Suricata suricatta is the latin name of the meerkats.:D

  2. Johan Peijnenburg

    😀 Cool!

    • Anette Mossbacher

      Thanks so much Johan 😀

  3. Hanneke

    Awwww, lovely – that little tail up in the air 🥰❤️

    • Anette Mossbacher

      Yeeees, the little tail up in the air is way too funny, Hanneke. Thanks so much. 😀

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