Adopt a Meerkat


Adopt a Meerkat

Meerkats live across the savannahs of Angola, Namibia, South Africa and Botswana and are officially known as Suricata suricatta. Weighing around 600-975g they are on average 25-35cm long with a tail measuring 17-25cm long. The word meerkat comes from the South African Dutch word for 'lake cat' as most meerkats can be found around lakes and other sources of water. They live for between 12-14yrs and live in groups of around fifty. They feed on insects as well as small mammals, centipedes and other food stuffs such as eggs, snakes, spiders, lizards and even scorpions, not least because they are immune to scorpion venom.

This adopt a meerkat gift pack includes:

  • A welcome letter and explanation of the gift
  • Gift registration form
  • The Magic of Meerkats booklet
  • About Meerkat Magic and the Meerkat Man
  • About Meerkat Magic Tours

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