Saturday, October 28, 2017

Critters from my archive

Being in the art shop all day, I regularly speak about Muthi, the Jack Russell between the meerkats in one of Steve's very famous paintings. While looking for a member's photos in my archives I came across the meerkats I'd photographed earlier this year. 


The meerkat or suricate (Suricata suricatta) is a small carnavoran belonging to the mongoose family (Herpestidae). It is the only member of the genus Suricata.[ 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. (Wikipedia) 

I'm linking to Saturday Critters with Eileen here


  1. Great photographs. I hope you are enjoying the Art shop Jo and will have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Hello Jo, these are awesome photos of the Meerkat. I did love Steve's painting of Muthi and the Meerkats. They are adorable critters. Thanks so much linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend.

  3. They are so cute Jo. I don't recall ever seeing one of these. I like their eyes, they look so surprised.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. Wonderful photos of the meerkats ~ not something you see around here ~ thanks,

    ps. Glad you saw the seal in the rock

    Love and light,
    A ShutterBug Explores
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  5. They're beautiful animals, and they're obviously quite aware of you!

  6. Love the meerkats. Definite exotica here.

  7. The are so inquisitive and fun to watch.


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