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At the Kinsman Center, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Just click on the image to view larger

Camera Details: Canon EOS Digital Rebel T3I 18.0 MP CMOS, w a 55-250mm IS Zoom Lens, Aperture exp 4.0, Shutter speed 1/60, ISO 400.The World As We See It , or as we missed it.

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The World As We See It , or as we missed it…28 October 2012

The Meerkat….Suricata suricata Family – Mongooses (Viverridae) Range – Dry grassland (often hard or stony ground) in southern Africa

Diet – Insects, spiders and other small animals, eggs and bulbs.

Status – Secure. Notes – The meerkat is a favorite display animal because it demonstrates a high level of social and other interesting behaviors. Members of a group take turns standing guard in a characteristic standing pose on high ground, such as a termite nest or rock. Active during the day, the animal enjoys stretching out and basking in the sun near its burrow ,ever ready to dash below ground on the discovery of a predator approaching on the ground or in the air. A colony averages 15 individuals, which represents several families, and larger females dominate the males. Offspring number 2 to 5 and are born in December after a 77-day gestation. Members communicate with over a dozen kinds of calls, and with scent from anal glands. Meerkats so closely resemble ancestral carnivores that their teeth and bones are scarcely distinguishable from fossils 50 million years old. The family is placed between the cats and weasels

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A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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Comments

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...over 1 year ago

    Awwww so sweet!!!! Great capture :)))))))))))))

  • Good Afternoon Vicki
    So glad you liked it
    Your comments are very thoughtful and appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 1 year ago

    so sweet

  • Good Morning Luda
    So glad you liked it
    Your comments are very thoughtful and appreciated
    As well as the courtesy of a fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 1 year ago

    Excellent soft presentation

  • Good Afternoon Byron
    So glad you liked it
    Your comments are very thoughtful and appreciated
    As well as the courtesy of a fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 1 year ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work, just adorable,
    love and hugs Ann xox
    .

  • Good Afternoon Ann
    So glad you liked it..I appreciate acceptance
    Your comments as well as the courtesy of a fave BTW…Thanks…Hugs

    – Larry Trupp

  • CanyonWind
  • Good Evening Pop’s
    I appreciate the Feature
    I am honored, and delighted…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • MidnightMelody
    MidnightMelodyover 1 year ago

    Two little cuties! Love them! Adding them to my Favourites.

  • Good Morning Kathryn
    So glad you liked it
    Your comments are appreciated
    As well as the courtesy of a fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Rivendell7
    Rivendell7over 1 year ago

    How sweet, Larry! What a delighful capture, I love meerkats, though I know in the wild they aren’t at all as cuddly as they are made out to be!
    Dave.

  • Good Morning Dave
    So glad you liked it
    Your comments are very thoughtful and appreciated
    As well as the courtesy of a fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

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