The meerkat is a small diurnal animal originating from southwestern Africa which is recognisable because of its distinctive posture, where it stands upright on its hind legs.
Least concern (LC)
The iconic meerkat is a diurnal animal which lives in groups, in a territory that it can share peacefully with other meerkats. Skilful and meticulous, it can feed on venomous prey.
At the Zoological Park of Paris, the meerkats share their enclosure with the bat-eared foxes.