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Visit to the zoo in Ljubljana – 7

Surikate are very successful predators, but at the same time they can also be the prey of many larger animals. Their predatory nature is indicated by a sharp teeth, an extended, sensitive nose, well rooted in roots, tubers and prey, which is hidden underground. In front of the larger predators, they protect life in groups and diverse defensive behavior, which includes typical guards, alerting members of the group to danger and hiding in the ditches, as well as an enchanted, intimidating posture in which they try to disperse the attackers. Surikates have a good depth of sight, but a small field of view. Therefore, when cautioning for predators, they must constantly turn their head. Surikate also feeds on toxic snakes and scorpions and is immune to some of their poisons. They can survive without drinking water, since sufficient amount of water is obtained from roots, tubers and fruits.

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  1. This is what I read about this animal compared to the meerkat….

    Suricata, a small carnivorous mammal of the mongoose family, from the Kalahari Desert, known for its habit of standing on its hind legs.

    Carnivores of the family Herpestidae and the similar Malagasy mongooses (ver=161009), ranging in size from small rats to large cats, including the Indian mongoose famed as a predator of venomous snakes.

  2. In my country, this Meerkat is only available at the zoo or Safari Garden. But their families, are very well known in my country, they are what we call Luwak (a kind of civet), which often eats coffee beans, and coffee beans that have become their feces, we call Luwak coffee which are very famous here.

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