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
They may be small, but they are absolutely fascinating to watch as they dig, dig, dig with their agile, clawed hands and interact among themselves. With the lowered glass window into the front of the exhibit, this is a perfect stop for little ones, who can peer into the meerkats’ underground tunnels. Join the Deserts keepers for a chat about the meerkats — complete charmers in the animal kingdom — and about animal conservation.
Look no further. Connect with our amazing animals and learn about the wild places they come from.