Scientific name: Suricata suricatta
Family name: Herpestidae
Group Name: Mob
IUCN status: Least concern
Lifespan (in wild): 12-14 years
Weight: Less than one kilogram
Body length: Around 29cm (plus a 19cm tail)
Top speed: 50mph
Diet: Omnivore: beetles, caterpillars, spiders, and scorpions.
They’ll also eat small reptiles, birds, eggs, fruit and plants.
Range: Southern Africa