They communicate with 40 different vocalizations. Females give birth to 3 young on average and can have 3 liters per year. They typically stand in an upright posture to view the landscape for predators. Just keeping digging! A meerkat’s curved claws help them dig underground burrows and find food in sand.
The Animal Amigo program helps care for all of the animals at the Zoo by funding food, medical treatment, equipment, enrichment toys, and habitat improvement for the animals in our care. For a donation of $100 or more, you can sponsor a meerkat at the Indianapolis Zoo. You will receive a plush, collector card, certificate and recognition on the Animal Amigo donor board!Learn More
Meerkats live in complex societies with specific roles that ensure the survival of the mob. Learn about the roles our meerkats play in their mob in the wild while watching our mob at the Zoo. With a lowered glass window in front of the exhibit, this chat is a perfect stop for younger guests who will find themselves at eye level with these charismatic creatures.
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