Peeking its head out its den to gaze across the south African desert! Despite its name, the meerkat is not closely related to any feline species, and is instead a member of the mongoose family. The meerkat is classified as a carnivore, but primarily eats insects.
Scientific Name: Suricata suricatta
Characteristics: Known to live in groups, also called “mobs,” of up to 50 individuals, this long meerkat is looking to join your family! Designed and painted by hand to capture the bold and inquisitive nature of the meerkat, this figurine is perked up and trying to get a better look at you!
Size and Color: The fur of a meerkat is often a combination of gray, tan, and brown, with short black stripes across the back. 3.25 inches tall and 2.5 inches long, this figurine is a bit bigger than a deck of cards stood upright.
The Meerkat is part of the Wild Safari® Wildlife collection.