burrow, uh, web site.
Editor in Chief of
talking about photographs for his magazine:
“You can never
have too many
[First person to email
me the source of this
quote gets an auto-
graphed copy of the
FONZ issue with the
We have a winner!
JF Leinweber of
Flörsheim-Dalsheim, Germany, the first person to identify the source of the above
quote. To see the source of the
quoation, click here.
Meerkats Rule !!!
updated June 19, 2008
Meerkat Resources Articles,
photos, sounds, more.
We will try to keep these references up to date. If you can suggest
other resources, or find an error here, please let us know.
Note. We list Meerkat videos
you can download on a separate page, here.
Animal Planet site has lots of material on
meerkats and on the Meerkat
TV series. Start here.
Explore that page. Be sure to scroll down in the burrow
Discovery Animal Planet UK.
started showing first in Great Britain, came
to the U.S. later.
Their site has lots of material not available on the
U.S. Animal Planet site,
then explore the
site by clicking on "Flash*" or "HTML" in the middle of the
Their excellent meerkat screen
saver is here.
Much stuff at nationalgeographic.com. See their mammals
for a beautiful photo of pup with babysitters, available as a
description of the animal, "fast facts", map of
their home range, video of meerkats vs
puff adder, printable factsheet, access to other material.
Don't miss the online resource
for the article on meerkats in the 2002 issue National Graphic, the
page deserves some digging, there is a wealth of words,
photos, sound, personal stories
there, plan on spending hours to do the site justice.
Important to all of us is Pam
Bennett-Wallberg's Fellow Earthlings' Wildlife Center,
her web site at www.meerkats.com.
Pam is this country's outstanding meerkat expert,
and for many years she has
run the only meerkat rescue center in the U.S. Pam and her
work deserve our strong
support. See her newsletter here.
The Meerkat Motto from her site:
Best source for meerkat information. www.kalahari-meerkats.com was started by Evi
and other volunteers who had worked at Cambridge University's meerkat research site in
the Kalahari Desert. With Evi as the webmaster, this site has grown to be home of
"Friends of the Kalahari Meerkats" and the definitive source of information on meerkats
and in particular the meerkat mobs we have come to know through Meerkat Manor, filmed
at the Kalahari Meerkat Project research site at the Kruman River Reserve, in the Kalahari
Desert, in northwest corner of South Africa.
Recommended. Evi's highly personal www.pangolin.li web site, a beautiful, detailed
first-hand description of the University of Cambridge Meerkat Project and life with the
meerkats and the researchers there. Don't miss:
Also do not miss Evi's blog at www.pangolin.li/day2day and in particular the Christmas 2006
story there, about helping a village in Cambodia. I wish I had thought to ask for a Christmas
present as beautiful as the one she shows in her blog!
»» Expeditions to observe and help
wild animals. An East Coast Meerkat Society
member who has been there
reports these trips are excellent. See www.earthwatch.org.
»» Serious information, worth
exploring: LARG (Large Animal Research Group),
of Zoology, University of Cambridge,
Downing Street, Cambridge, England. Start here,
Try a Science Magazine search on
A search of Google Scholar here
returns 488 published academic papers
meerkats. Enough digging, I'm not a
here to listen
to a 4-minute sound clip from National Public Radio's
show for Saturday, November
25, 2006, Charming
Animals, with Issues: 'Meerkat Manor' .
»» Zoos. Try a Google
search for "meerkat zoo" click here.
Examples of what you'll find:
|»» View the
promo video from the
King 1-1/2 here.
from the video showing Timon
the meerkat and his
right. We all know Timon was
the true star of the Lion
CA Zoo, Nashville
TN Zoo, Fort
Worth TX Zoo, National
Zoo, Washington DC,
TN Zoo, Meerkat
cam, Marwell Zoo, Winchester, England, Video, Barcelona,
Spain Zoo, we can't
forget the great San
Diego CA Zoo. Meerkats are more than cute
animals, their community behavior is the subject of serious research,
for example here.
The Google search
engine lists about 177,000 entries for "meerkat
»» We have made a
start. Send us feedback.
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