Meerkats: Life in a mob
Most people know meerkats from the character Timon in The Lion King movie. However, instead of spending all their time with a warthog, most meerkats live in underground burrows in large groups of up to 30 individuals called a gang or a mob. Meerkat mobs spend a lot of their time grooming and playing together to keep the family as a tight unit.
Our busy mob has plenty of room to dig their endless tunnels; their exhibit features plenty of dirt as well as logs and rocks for climbing and scampering, bushes to hide under, and two artificial termite mounds that are often filled with tasty meerkat treats! See if you can find the meerkat on guard duty, perched on top of the tallest termite mound, scanning the sky for potential danger. Sun seekers extraordinaire, you’ll often find the mob basking in a sunny spot, bellies fully exposed to the warming rays. Now that’s the life!