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Meerkat (Suricate)

Suricata suricatta

Description:

The first photo features a meerkat (alternately known as a suricate) sentry, on the lookout for predatory birds. But even the ones nestled into the relative safety of the rocky enclosure's many holes even kept their eyes on the skies (hurr hurr hurr a rhyme) to make sure the tight-knit community stayed safe.

Habitat:

Kalahari Desert, Namib Desert, southern Angola, and South Africa.

Notes:

The meerkats at the Houston Zoo today seemed very agitated today, likely because a news van parked nearby and the antennae scared them.

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Houston, Texas, USA

Lat: 29.71, Long: -95.39

Spotted on Nov 24, 2012
Submitted on Nov 24, 2012

Spotted for mission

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