Meerkat

No. 224629

by Safari Ltd
$4.99USD

Peeking its head out its den to gaze across the south African desert! Despite its name, the meerkat is not closely related to any feline species, and is instead a member of the mongoose family. The meerkat is classified as a carnivore, but primarily eats insects.

  • Scientific Name: Suricata suricatta
  • Characteristics: Known to live in groups, also called “mobs,” of up to 50 individuals, this long meerkat is looking to join your family! Designed and painted by hand to capture the bold and inquisitive nature of the meerkat, this figurine is perked up and trying to get a better look at you!
  • Size and Color: The fur of a meerkat is often a combination of gray, tan, and brown, with short black stripes across the back. 3.25 inches tall and 2.5 inches long, this figurine is a bit bigger than a deck of cards stood upright.
  • The Meerkat is part of the Wild Safari® Wildlife collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • History:

    In spite of their relatively small range, meerkats are not a threatened species and are instead classified as an animal of least concern. To keep an eye out for natural predators, meerkats often stand sentry outside of their burrows. If a predator is spotted, they alert the others and retreats into their dens until the predator has gone. Place this meerkat figurine on your desk or nightstand so it keeps an eye out for you!

    • Recommended Age: 3+
    • Size in cm: 6.25 L x 2.75 W x 8.25 H
    • Size in inches: 2.46 L x 1.08 W x 3.25 H
    • UPC: 095866000509
    Present Status Although they are a common prey animal for jackals, eagles, and hawks, meerkats are not considered to be in any danger. They have been used by people in the past to hunt rodents, but they do not tame well.