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5 Fun Animal Facts of the Week! #7

Fun Fact Friday From Zoo 4 You!   1.) The Meerkat Meerkats are┬ánative to Southern Africa and they live in large family groups known as a “mob”. Meerkats have amazing peripheral vision which allows them to survey their surroundings for possible predators, they do this standing on up on their back legs! In the wild, meerkats dig incredible burrows that are linked through a tunnelling system. Meerkats have a special layer over their eyes that protects their sight from dirt whilst burrowing, they also have the ability to close their […]

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Meerkats: Cute but Deadly

November 13th, 2012 | dec | Tags: , , ,

Ok, so they’re not really deadly, but they aren’t as cute & cuddly as many people would believe. Since the ever popular, and almost viral ‘Compare the Meerkat’ ads started appearing in 2009, meerkats have become ever more popular with the general population. Pre-dating this was also the TV show ‘Meerkat Manor’, a documentary style show followed the lives of several mobs of meerkats, yet unlike other documentaries this show had a slightly more dramatic approach to it’s production, the good thing being about this show was it actually showed […]

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