Meerkats dwell in the savannahs and grasslands of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Angola. Their diet consists of insects, but they will also eat small vertebrates, eggs and plants. Highly social, a meerkat pack may consist of more the one family group of as many as 10 to 15 individuals. Family members take turns standing guard in a tripod pose, scanning the area for possible predators while others feed. A group of meerkats are known as a mob.
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