Meerkats are small animals that can be found in some parts of South Africa.
Meerkats can grow up to 35 centimetres in height.
Meerkats eat scorpions, insects, snakes, lizards and roots.
Meerkats are immune to snake venom.
Meerkats can live for as long as 10 years.
Meerkats dig holes in the ground for shelter.
A group of meerkats is called a “clan” or a “gang”.
One gang of meerkats will have about 40 meerkats in it.
Sometimes gangs of meerkats fight against each other.
Meerkats are able to recognize each other’s voices.
Meerkats have excellent eyesight, which allows them to spot predators in the air and on land from far away.