The meerkat or suricate is a small carnivoran in the mongoose family. Meerkats are day-active animals. They like to sunbathe near their caves or dig underground in search of food.
Meerkats are very social animals. They like to cuddle very close to each other to keep body contact. The colony takes care of sick or injured meerkats and grants these animals special protection.
The close cohesion of the group ensures their survival. While a part of the animals is busy digging under the ground, other animals are responsible for the “securing”. The latter stand on their hind legs and look out for enemies. If carnivores or other enemies approach, alarm is struck immediately by barking. Then, all meerkats hurry to come fast into the protecting caves.
Meerkats possess a distinctive sense of smell.
Another representative of the mongoose family are the banded mongooses, which you can observe a few enclosures away.
21.03.2020 is World Down Syndrome Day and all people with this charming additional chromosome are invited to spend this day with us. You are welcome to bring your family to have a nice afternoon with us in the Hochwildschutzpark Hunsrück.
The entrance is free for all people with Down syndrome, including their families. The park team is looking forward to seeing you soon. […]
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