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  1. 1. Mischievous Meerkats Your worst nightmare? Or,cute,lovable creatures?
  2. 2. Although, meerkats may appear to be relaxed ... Cute, and Cuddly
  3. 3. Blood Thirsty Meerkats <ul><li>They can turn to savage beasts! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Meerkat Habitats <ul><li>Meerkat’s live mostly in the Kalahari, but they can also live in other places around the world. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Meerkat Diseases <ul><li>Meerkats can carry awful diseases </li></ul><ul><li>they are often prone to. </li></ul><ul><li>Rabies </li></ul><ul><li>Bovine Tuberculosis </li></ul><ul><li>Parasites </li></ul>
  6. 6. Meerkat Babies <ul><li>Babies are born with their eyes closed </li></ul><ul><li>and are very curious. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Meerkat Life <ul><li>Meerkats have a lifespan of 15 years in </li></ul><ul><li>captivity and 10 years in the wild. </li></ul><ul><li>They weigh about 2 lbs. </li></ul><ul><li>They are about 12”(1 foot) in height </li></ul><ul><li>There a type of mongoose </li></ul>
  8. 8. Meerkat Types <ul><li>There are three different types </li></ul><ul><li>of meerkats: </li></ul><ul><li>Suricatta suricatta suricata </li></ul><ul><li>Suricatta suricata majorea </li></ul><ul><li>Suricatta suricatta iona </li></ul>
  9. 9. Meerkat Clans <ul><li>Meerkats travel in groups known as a clan or mob. </li></ul><ul><li>Their numbers can be up to forty. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s unlikely a Meerkat can survive on its own in the wild. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Meerkat Diets <ul><li>Meerkats eat mostly scorpions and large grub worms. </li></ul><ul><li>They travel in groups while foraging for food. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Meerkat Burrows <ul><li>Meerkat sleep in underground burrows. </li></ul><ul><li>Meerkat burrows have many chambers and passageways. </li></ul><ul><li>There is one main sleeping burrow, and a passageway leading off towards the food chamber and other paths that </li></ul><ul><li>lead towards the young chamber where </li></ul><ul><li>meerkat kittens are born. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Meerkats in Burrows
  13. 13. Meerkat Places <ul><li>Meerkats live in different places around the world, but mostly in the Kalahari. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Meerkat Hunters <ul><li>Meerkats hunt in groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Meerkats are very agile hunte.r </li></ul><ul><li>They are a type of Mongoose, so they can make a vicious kill. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Meerkat Turf <ul><li>When Meerkats have a territory problem, they put up their tail and charge at the unwelcome visitors. </li></ul><ul><li>The enemy flees in fright on the spot. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Meerkat Love <ul><li>Meerkat kittens are in danger of being eaten by a jealous female if not well </li></ul><ul><li>protected. </li></ul><ul><li>They’re usually pregnant for 70 days. </li></ul><ul><li>They usually have a litter of five or six </li></ul><ul><li>pups. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Meerkat lovers: <ul><li>Here are some meerkats in love: </li></ul>
  18. 18. Aren’t they cute!!!
  19. 19. Famous meerkat: <ul><li>Timone is a famous Meerkat in the animated movie The Lion King . </li></ul>
  20. 20. Meerkat Sorrow <ul><li>When a meerkat dies, the members in the clan hardly notice except the one meerkat’s true love. </li></ul>