Why did the meerkat cross the road?
April 11, 2013 · by a0084628 · in Uncategorized
In the natural environment, animals encounter numerous threats and have thus developed various behavioral responses (ETH Zürich, 2013). The Meerkat, Suricata suricatta, has similarly developed an interesting response to man-made dangers such as when crossing a road. In meerkat social…
The “Sentry” Meerkats
April 11, 2013 · by a0083876 · in Uncategorized
Meerkats (Suricata suricatta), also called suricates, are one of the commonest mammals in South Africa which belong to the mongoose family. Famous for their upright posture (standing on their rear legs and gaze alertly at the surrounding), these gregarious small…