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The Meerkat. its the 1st time i saw 1 in Singapore Bird Park. I am amazed of htis small creature with the look of a mouse a body of cat but smaller version and claw with a nail like of an eagle (sharp pointed) because of this amazement i manage to get about 20 shot of this creature and this is the best posture i like, hope you like it

Let me share what i have found about the MeerKat from the web.

1. DESCRIPTION:
Average weight 720-730 gm (1.6 lb); HBL 26-28 cm (10-11 in); TL 22 cm (8 in). Slender build with long thin legs, 4 toes with long claws; thin, pointed tail; pointed face with small crescent-shaped ears. Long, soft coat grizzled gray or tan with buff to yellowish underparts. Head is almost white. Black eye patches, ears, feet, and tail tip and dark transverse banding on back. Anal scent glands are present. Females have six mammae.
2. DIET:
Insectivorous diggers, concentrating on beetle larvae, pupae and larvae of moths, butterflies, and flies, and termites, crickets, spiders, scorpions, and other invertebrates that are buried or hidden. Occasionally they eat lizards, small snakes, birds, eggs, and mice. In waterless areas they may obtain water by chewing tsama melons and digging up roots and tubers
3. GEOGRAPHICAL RANGE AND HABITAT:
Dry open country in southwestern Angola, Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa

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