Meerkat's and Elephant's


The meerkat is a small mammal belonging to the mongoose family. A group of meerkats is called a "mob", "gang" or "clan". A meerkat clan often contains about 20 meerkats, but some super-families have 50 or more members. In captivity, meerkats have an average life span of 12–14 years, and about half this in the wild.

Where are they from?

Meerkats live in all parts of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana , in much of th Namib Desert in Namibia and southwestern Angola, and in South Africa. Summer temperatures in the Kalahari range from 68 to 113°F. Temperatures occasionally reach up to 122 °F. In the driest and sunniest parts of the Kalahari, over 4,000 hours of sunshine are recorded annually on average.

Meerkat Natural Habitat

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The elephant is Earth's largest land animal, although the Asian elephant is slightly smaller than its African cousin. Asian elephants can be identified by their smaller, rounded ears. (An African elephant's ears resemble the continent of Africa.)

Size: Height at the shoulder, 6.6 to 9.8 ft

Weight: 2.25 to 5.5 tons

Where are they from?

Asian elephants inhabit grasslands, tropical evergreen forests, semi-evergreen forests, moist deciduous forests, dry deciduous forests and dry thorn forests, in addition to cultivated and secondary forests and scrublands. Over this range of habitat types elephants are seen from sea level to over 9,800 ft. In the Eastern Himalaya in northeast India, they regularly move up above 9,800 ft. in summer at a few sites

Elephants Natural Habitat

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