Suricata suricatta

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Noun1.Suricata suricatta - a meerkat with a thin and elongated tail
meerkat, mierkat - a mongoose-like viverrine of South Africa having a face like a lemur and only four toes
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At home in desert Their Latin name is Suricata suricatta Meerkats are a mammal and a member of the mongoose family They inhabit the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa, and are small burrowing animals, living in large underground networks They live in groups of between 20 and 40 Their life expectancy is around 14 years A full-grown meerkat is about 18 inches long, including its tail You don't need a licence to keep a meerkat
This dry region in southern Africa is prune habitat for Suricata suricatta.