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Meerkat

Fact:

Meerkats are active during the day and forage by turning over rocks and digging in soil and grass for insects.

Habitat:

Savanna and open plains.

Threats:

Local trade in live animals for research and road shows.

Range:

Southern Africa and the Kalahari Desert.

Additional Information:

Meerkat activity is controlled by the soil temperature. When the weather is too hot or cool they will remain in their burrow.