Meerkat Suricata suricatta

Meerkats aren’t cats at all—they’re actually members of the mongoose family!

Origin Icon

ORIGIN:
Southern Africa

Habitat Icon

HABITAT:
Deserts

Height/Weight Icon

HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
1-2 lbs
Height: 1-2 ft

Diet Icon

DIET:
Insects, small reptiles and leaves

Predators Icon

PREDATORS:
Birds of prey and jackals

Natural Defenses Icon

NATURAL DEFENSES:
Intimidating posture

Reproduction Icon

REPRODUCTION:
11-week gestation; sexually mature at 1 yr

Threats Icon

THREATS:
None

Life Expectancy Icon

LIFE EXPECTANCY:
12 yrs in human care

GALLERY

X

CONTACT BREVARD ZOO

8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940

phone: 321.254.9453

fax: 321.259.5966

X