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Suricata suricatta

Suricata suricatta
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Copyright: Lucas Aguilar (laguilar) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 63] (213)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-10
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon Powershot SX210IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-16 2:54
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Suricata suricatta


Class: Mammals.
Order: Carnivore.
Family: viverrids.
Distribution: South and South-West Africa.
Habitat: deserts, dry plains.
Food: Carnivora.
Length: 50 cm
Height: 30 cm.
Weight: about 1 kg
Gestation: 70-80 days.
Camada: 2-5 pups.


It is one of the smallest mongooses. Meerkats are strong and curved claws that they use to dig, and a rather pointed snout. The coat is light brown, short parallel stripes of darker color on the back. They are known for standing on their hind legs watching in search of prey or to avoid being caught by predators. It is a diurnal species and social customs. They are burrowing animals that live in large underground networks with multiple entries. Only the left for the day. The colony size can reach 40 individuals.


Carnivorous (insects, spiders, scorpions, lizards, small rodents). Roots can be eaten occasionally.


Stop 2 to 5 young after a gestation of about 70-80 days.

Customs and social life

The meerkat is a diurnal animal that happens only at night in burrows that he dug with their strong claws nails provided. They live in dry, sandy plains and rocky areas, forming large colonies. These colonies, where food resources are depleted zone, migrating in search of a new middle ground. It has a highly developed sense of smell is a curious and inquisitive animal. He loves to sunbathe.

Conservation status

Out of danger.

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I love suricatas.
It is an amaizing animal.
Excellent capture. good pose.

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