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Meerkat (Suricata suricatta)

We know a lot about meerkats from television programmes. Which of these meerkast behaviours is true?


Adult meerkats use a rudimentary type of hand signal to communicate danger


When pregnant, the dominant female meerkat will push both males and females out of the way so that she can stand in full sunlight

Young meerkats are so afraid of predatory birds that even airplanes will send them diving for cover

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