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Meerkats and the water mystery - Walk in Africa
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16 Apr

Meerkats and the water mystery

A little while ago I mentioned that meerkats never drink water and yet they live active lives and require a lot of water for their metabolism. Remarkably they obtain all their water from the food which they eat. And they obtain all their food f



They feed mainly on juicy beetle larvae, succulent frogs and crunchy (but moisture-filled) scorpions and in this way they obtain all the moisture that they require.

In the following photo you can see the last bit of a scorpion just before this baby meerkat swallows it.

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