A meerkat (Suricata suricatta) pair, in captivity at the Calgary Zoo in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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The meerkat or suricate (Suricata suricatta) is a small carnivoran belonging to the mongoose family (Herpestidae). It is the only member of the genus Suricata.[2] Meerkats live in all parts of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana, in much of the Namib Desert in Namibia and southwestern Angola, and in South Africa. A group of meerkats is called a "mob", "gang" or "clan". A meerkat clan often contains about 20 meerkats, but some super-families have 50 or more members. In captivity, meerkats have an average life span of 12–14 years, and about half this in the wild. *** Description sourced from Wikipedia.
Location: Calgary Zoo, Calgary, Alberta, Canada