Where Can I Get Meerkat In South Africa

What is a Meerkat?

The meerkat or suricate is a small mongoose found in southern Africa. It is characterized by a broad head, large eyes, a pointed snout, long legs, a thin tapering tail, and a brindled coat pattern.

The head-and-body length is around 24–35 cm, and the weight is typically between 0.62 and 0.97 kg.

Where Can I Get Meerkat In South Africa?

Here the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, straddling the border between South Africa and Botswana, is one of the best places to look for meerkats. This large, semi-arid region provides an ideal habitat for meerkats to thrive.

Do you get meerkats in South Africa?

Meerkats are found in Southern Africa and they are often seen standing on their rear legs, forever gazing out over the sweeping plains.

There are three subspecies of meerkats found in Southern Africa, however, each subspecies only varies slightly in appearance – notably coloration and shape.

Are meerkats legal in South Africa?

Unfortunately, meerkats do not make the best house pets to keep, once they become unwanted pets they often end up at projects like DCP.

Now this is illegal in South Africa. No wild animal is allowed to be removed from the wild and kept as a pet. Unfortunately, this happens more than it should all over the world.