Oooo, you're the best friend that I ever had ~ I've been with you such a long time ~ You're my sunshine, and I want you to know, That my feelings are true ~ I really love you! Oh you're my best friend! (Song lyrics by Queen)
The meerkat or suricate, Suricata suricatta, is a small mammal belonging to the mongoose family. 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.