Scientific name: Suricata suricatta

Family name: Herpestidae

Classification: Mammal

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.

Habitat: Desert

Range: Southern Africa

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