Meerkats at the Movies!

As this week’s Facebook movie star is Timon, the Meerkat from The Lion King, we thought we’d dig a little in the sand to get to know these guys a bit better and (just for fun) compare Timon to the rest of his relatives. For one, he looks like them, complete with dark rings around the eyes to cope better in the harsh sunlight.   They are widely distributed over the dryer parts of Southern Africa, including Botswana, Namibia and South Africa,...