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Did you know?


1. Meerkats are found in the deserts of southern Africa. They live in groups and they dig tunnels underground. In the group, they have different tasks. They look after offspring, look for food and keep watch. There is always someone watching for danger and predators. 

2. They mostly eat insects, rodents, fruits, eggs, birds, lizards, snakes and scorpions. They attack the venomous sting of a scorpion first, so that it cannot sting them. A scorpion may have venom on its exoskeleton, and meerkats rub the scorpion in sand to remove the venom so the scorpion can be eaten. Meerkats are also immune to some types of snake venom. 

3. Around the eyes, meerkats have dark circles. They act as sunglasses and help the meerkats to look in bright sunlight. 


Tangen Dyrepark has 4 meerkats.


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