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Saturday, 20 October 2018

Meerkat - Suricata suricatta

Meerkats live together in large communities and are very friendly towards each other. They work as a group to look out for one another, with some meerkats being posted as lookouts to watch for predators and others being used to hunt prey or nurse the pups. Often pictured ‘standing up’ on their rear legs, these inquisitive creatures are alert to every movement around them.
The dark patches around their eyes help to reduce the glare of the sun, making them even more effective lookouts. They communicate by chirping and make shrill sounds to warn each other of potential dangers. Captive.







42 comments:

  1. Hello Bob, cute Meerkat photos. Have a happy weekend!

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  2. To see one catch and devour a scorpion is an experience you don’t forget.

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  3. Your beautiful images show just how cute these creatures are, Bob. I expect you had a lot of fun watching them too! Best wishes - - - Richard

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  4. Hi Bob,
    They are super intelligent animals ! Your images are very great, I love them.

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  5. Beautiful portraits. The zoo one of my brothers volunteers in has just welcomed three pups, and they are all very excited.

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  6. Hola Bob,magnificos primeros planos de estos simpaticos Suricates,ellos siempre atentos a los peligros.Un abrazo y feliz domingo.

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  7. Funny little animal. Timon. A cartoon figure.

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  8. they are funny and you made beautiful photos
    happy sunday Bob

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  9. Looks like his nose has been in the birdseed---- Seriously, WONDERFUL shots, Bob.

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  11. They are so much fun to walk Brilliant close ups Bob

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  12. Hi Bob. I'm sure my grandkids think that meerkays are just cartoon characters. I must show them these lovely pictures of yours.

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  13. Hi Bob.

    Beautiful photo of the Meerkat.

    Groettie from Patricia.

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  14. Hello, Bob! I love your cute critter. Great series of photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and have a great new week. PS, thanks also for leaving a comment on my blog.

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  15. Cute pictures!
    I love these cooperative animals.
    Greeting

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  16. Superb detailed photos Bob. Brilliant.

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  17. Perfectos detalles en los que has captado la actitud vigilante de estos simpáticos animalitos.
    Un abrazo,

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  18. Hi Bob,
    Superb set of images of these delightful little creatures, they are always so amusing to watch.
    Have a good week, all the best, John

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    1. Hi John
      They are very amusing, there is one standing up look up.

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  19. Hi Bob,
    Great images !!
    I am very fond of these animals!
    Cute and sweet face ;-)
    Happy week.
    Regards, Maria

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  20. I've always liked meerkats.
    Fabulous close ups you've shared Bob, thank you.

    All the best Jan

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  21. Buen acercamiento en estos retratos, Bob, con buena nitidez para poder apreciar el detalle.

    Saludos.

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  22. Hello Bob,
    One word. Fantastic.
    So funny!!

    Greetings, Marco

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  23. I've never seen closeups of meerkats before - these are wonderful!

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  24. I always think meerkats look adorable, but also a little melancholy. They remind me a lot of our Columbian ground squirrels in terms of their behaviors. Great shots!

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