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. 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. In captivity, meerkats have an average life span of 12–14 years, and about half this in the wild. It’s rare to see this species. To find out more its behavior come and visit us to experience yourself.