MEERKAT – The meerkat or suricate, Suricata suricatta, is a small mammal belonging to the mongoose family.
They might look small and cute but Meerkats have the ability to kill a cobra. Meerkats will come together and form a mob and relentlessly attack the snake if it tries to enter their burrow. They are also immune to many venomous animals such as snakes, millipedes and even scorpions which is one of their favourite foods.

Taken at Melbourne Zoo.


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  • redown
    redownover 1 year ago

    Great capture, suits black & white – Rachel

  • Thanks Rachel xx

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Colleen Milburn
    Colleen Milburnover 1 year ago

    Great job, Ree – thanks for the interesting info :)

  • Thanks Colly, you’re welcome… I’m glad you read it :)

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Vitta
    Vittaover 1 year ago

    Excellent Portrait!!!

  • Thanks Vitta. Love your new avatar.

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  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 1 year ago

    Love this capture Maree – excellent composition and image !

  • Thanks Ms Mattie xox

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Sushikant S.
    Sushikant S.over 1 year ago

    Love This…!!!

  • I’m glad :)

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroover 1 year ago

    Wonderful image, Maree!

  • Thanks Glenn xx

    – Maree Cardinale

  • sedge808
    sedge808over 1 year ago

    so cute.

  • Yes :)

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Richard George
    Richard Georgeover 1 year ago

    nice pose…works well in high congrast BW…clean, sharp and finely detailed image…

  • Thanks Richard xx

    – Maree Cardinale

    JUSTARTover 1 year ago

    great work

  • Thanks Syl xx

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonover 1 year ago

    Amazing portrait of an amazing animal!

  • Yeah they’re so beautiful :)

    – Maree Cardinale

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