Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Cute Meerkats




Lisbon Zoo

The Meerkat aka Suricate has amazing instincts. Even in captivity, grown up members of the group take turns playing the sentinel (top), always looking around for predators (also up for raptors), hence the small man-made 'hill' on their playground.

33 comments:

Kate said...

I checked Wiki to get more information on these animals. They may be "cute" but I don't think I'd want one for a pet.

VP said...

That first picture is irresistible!

Halcyon said...

Funny guys!

Olivier said...

la premiere photo est vraiment fun et superbe

Cezar and Léia said...

Que fofo! Amamos essas as fotos!Os amiguinhos ai parecem bem amáveis! ;)
Léia and Luna

Lowell said...

Omigod! That first shot is priceless. It looks so curious. Could you say that curiosity killed the Meerkat?

Cathy Hudspeth said...

First photo is really wonderful! Others too, but I love the first one.

Virginia said...

JM, YOu just made my day and I haven't even had my coffee. Thanks for the giggles.
V

yas said...

Actually they are cute.
Lovely shot!

Sharon said...

Oh how I love this post! I just adore meerkats. They are the cutest little creatures. I remember watching a National Geographic documentary about them many years ago and just loved their determination and patience. They are so much fun to watch.

TexWisGirl said...

they are so beautiful and expressive.

Karl Demetz said...

Funny boys, so cute! The first photo is unique!

Kathy said...

Great shots of these little guys. They are much fun to watch.

Sylvia K said...

I love to watch the meerkats, too! And what delightful captures for the day, JM! Love animals with a "sense of humor"!!

Sylvia

Birdman said...

Cute! Yes! ... and one BIG litter box.hahahaha

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Tile roof and rain gutters? They have a pretty good setup!

Paul @ Leeds Daily Photo said...

No they are not really pet animals. We are lucky to have a colony here in Leeds but they are not like cats or rabbits.

joo said...

I love them!

cieldequimper said...

Ooh I love them when they are up on their hind paws!

RedPat said...

They ( and the otters) are my favourite animals at our zoo. I love this post!

Andrew said...

Wonderful animals to see..

Randy said...

Adorable.

Gunn said...

I have never seen them here...
Looks like they have strong personality:)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It really is fun to watch them go about their business, I don't know if you saw the series 'Meerkat Manor' it was so interesting to watch. Love the angle on the last image JM. Thanks again for the info on ROA, I'll have to go on the prowl for the others.

ladyfi said...

What adorable creatures! Lovely shots.

Joan Elizabeth said...

What country are these animals native to I wonder?

JM said...

@Joan Elizabeth: South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and southern Angola.

bailey-road.com said...

They're so cute!

Jack said...

They are pretty fascinating, JM. With my luck, I would be the one assigned guard duty.

Kay said...

I worked briefly at a place that had many wild animals - meerkats were among my favorites. Nice shots!

NixBlog said...

They are funny little animals, aren't they? You've captured them very well, Jose.

Francisca said...

Hahaha... the first photo made me laugh... so cute. I don't think I've ever seen a meerkat live.

arabesque said...

oh wow! they;re just adorable to look at!
btw, have you seen movie "the meerkats" ?