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Meerkat
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The adults cooperate with each other in specific duties; the sentries stand guard, the hunters dig and search for food, the babysitters help care for the young, and the teachers show young meerkats how to hunt and stay away from danger.

Sponsors
February 2020 : Bob & Dot; Sally, Michael & Michelle Dyer
March 2020 : Tom Kegerreis
April 2020 : Dorian & Ava; The Teffts
May 2020 : Hope & Grace Blackford
June 2020 : The Grippe Family
November 2020 : Deborah Olson

In lieu of Rock Hyrax:
April 2020 : Mrs. Peirce's 3rd grade classroom 2019/2020, Edinboro Elementary School
October 2020 : Chase Merriman
Habitat
Open country in South Africa
Size
10-14 inches long and a 7-10 inch tail
Weight
Up to 2 pounds
Lifespan
About 10 years
Diet
insects, reptiles, birds and fruit
Reproduction
Up to 4 young after a gestation period of 11 weeks
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Threats
There are no major threats to this species