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Meerkat Facts


- 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.