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meerkat:

see mongoosemongoose,
name for a large number of small, carnivorous, terrestrial Old World mammals of the civet family. They are found in S Asia and in Africa, with one species extending into S Spain.
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meerkat

any of several South African mongooses, esp Suricata suricatta (slender-tailed meerkat or suricate), which has a lemur-like face and four-toed feet
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The bus meandered through lushly landscaped grounds - the zoo, with 6,800 forms of plant life, doubles as a botanical garden, the bus driver told us - and past meercats, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, elephants, monkeys and two North Chinese leopards, to name just a few creatures.
The zoo trail also includes animals on European endangered species breeding programmes such as Felix and Maxine, two South American Vicunas - wild ancestor of the domesticated alpaca - who have been together for nine years and had five offspring, meercats Amy and Haycock and Josie and Spike, the red-faced spider monkeys who have been together for 27 years and have a young baby.
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