Jul 27 2012

Merely Funny

Published by at 6:30 am under Mammals

Today, we'll have some fun with this video starring meerkats.  But first, just one educational paragraph.

Meerkats are a small type of mongoose that live in the Kalahari Desert of southern Africa.  Their bodies are about a foot long, their tails even longer, and they weigh 1.6 pounds.  Meerkats live in social groups of 20-30 individuals most of whom are siblings, offspring of the alpha pair who make sure they're the only ones in the troupe allowed to breed successfully.

Other than the serious business of foraging and competition, meerkats are pretty funny.  For instance, they fall asleep.

This video combines some of the funniest clips from four documentaries on meerkats with the Overture to Carmen by Georges Bizet.

Have a laugh.  Happy Friday.  🙂

(video by MeerkatGal  from YouTube)

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  1. sharonon 27 Jul 2012 at 8:54 am

    now THAT was funny 😉 Loved the sideways prancing …

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