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  1. Meerkat Ancestors By Jhonnathan Silva

  2. The Mongoose • The meerkat is a part of the mongoose family. • The mongoose family consists of over 30 different species of mongooses. • The mongoose is a small carnivore that eats bugs, small reptiles, craps, and birds. • Mongooses have long faces and bodies, small rounded ears, short legs, and tails.

  3. The Meerkat

  4. SuricataSuricatta • The meerkart is a small mammal in the mongoose family. • Meerkats live in gangs, mobs, or clan. Each clan has about 20 or so members. • The meerkat lives in dry barren lands. • Meerkats are very territorial and aggressive when it comes to their clan

  5. T HE CLAN

  6. A meerkat group may die out because of predator attack, its alpha pair being unable to breed, starvation in a year when the rains fail, or epidemic disease. • The clan has one member who stands guard and warns the group when there danger. • There is usually on leader in the clan

  7. Anatomy

  8. Vision: Color. The dark eye markings act like built-in sunglasses.Feet: Non-retractable claws. Four toes.Ears: Closeable. Tail: 8 inchesToilet: Common latrine used by all members. Precociousness: Sexually mature at one year.

  9. Meerkat Future

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  11. Meerkat Future • As the meerkat evolves over time there are going to be some pretty significant changes. • Their paws/claws will be bigger and more defined, which will help them be better burrowers • They will have the same arm structure as the flying squirrel, which will help them have a bigger variety of food in the trees with a safe way to get down to the ground