- A group of meerkats is called a "mob", "gang", or "clan".
- Meerkats have an average life span of 12-14 years.
- Meerkats are immune to the poison from scorpions or snakes.
- Meerkats are a tasty treat for jackals, eagles, and falcons.
- Other names for meerkats include the slender-tailed meerkat and African suricate.
- The meerkat uses its tail for balance and as a signal.
- Meerkats can dig as much dirt as their own body weight in a couple seconds.