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16 May

More (and more) Meerkats

Meerkats live in family groups of up to 30 individuals. It is no coincidence that Meerkats are social animals. The desert is a harsh environment and in order to survive Meerkats require the cooperation of the entire colony. So dependent are they oInternet-Based Business n cooperation that research suggests that if the number of individuals in a colony drops below the critical threshold of 6 animals, the colony will not survive. [caption id="attachment_1293" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Meerkats are social animals"][/caption] Meerkats are a diurnal species (ie they are active by day). In...

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 fBuy Cialis Online Without Prescriptionromorder generic cialis underground. 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...

9 Apr

Meerkats & the extreme desert temperatures

Meerkats are really remarkable. They are small mammals that live in an extremely harsh environment. Their small shape means that they lose or gain heat very rapidly and being mammals this means that they must expend energy in maintaining their bodlevitra online no prescriptiony temperature and they must find behavioral ways in which to avoid excessive heat gain or heat loss. They are sociable animals and they live in burrows. At night the temperature in these burrows does not drop as low as on the surface. Also the meerkat family...

2 Apr

Makgadikgadi Meerkats

I'm currently on the Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana. This is a challenging desert environment and all life forms here are adapted to survive under the harsh conditions. The Meerkats (Suricata suricatta) are not only the most endearing specBuy Discount Cialis Online ukies here but are also a window into the challenges and other species of this area. Over the next few posts I will share some of the lessons I have learnt from these wonderful animals. ...