Meerkat is widespread in southern Africa. It occurs in Angola, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. The population is stable. There are no major threats currently known to affect the species.
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Mammalia – mammals
■ Order Carnivora – carnivores
■ Family Herpestidae – mongooses and allies
■ Species Suricata suricatta – Meerkat, or Slender-tailed Meerkat