Adults meerkats take turns to stand on sentry! They use their tails to balance them, standing straight up after finding a suitable spot to look out for predators, like eagles! If danger is seen, they give a warning bark and the whole group flee to the safety of their burrows.
Aren't I a funny fella? My name is "Eiers"
"Eiers" (which is the Afrikaans word for eggs) was a tame Meerkat who also lives at Weltevrede Game Farm. He is the cutest little thing and holds his own very nicely when the resident dogs want to come and steal his place in front of the fire!
Watch it! Don't steal my warm spot!
OK! Just leave me be - I'll just sit here and THINK!