• Member of the mongoose family
  • Found in the Kalahari desert in Africaa group of meerkats is called a “mob” or “gang”
  • Primarily insectivores
  • Also eat lizards, snakes, spiders, plants, eggs, and small mammals
  • Immune to many venoms
  • Can eat scorpions (including the stinger) and snakes
  • Have no excess body fat so storing food is a daily need