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by Bella Bedford
Meerkats can live up to eight years in the wild. But life can be harsh and they have many predators. In captivity they live between 12 – 14 years and have been known to live up to 20 years.
: Omnivore: beetles, caterpillars, spiders, and scorpions. They’ll also eat small reptiles, birds, eggs, fruit and plants.
: 32 km/h. The Meerkat is also called the suricate. How fast is a Meerkat? A Meerkat can travel at speeds of up to 20 miles per hour.
: Around 29cm (plus a 19cm tail)
: meerkats live in the Desert to get there food