Meerkat are small, cute, and adorable animals that lives in the deserts and grasslands of the southern tip of Africa. They commonly living in arid, open habitats with little woody vegetation.

Facts about Meerkats


The Meerkat Group are called a “mob”, “gang”, or “clan”. Meerkats clans always consist of 20 meerkats at a time, but in some large clans there can be 50 or more. One fun fact about them are they have own roles!

With no significant threats to the population, The Meerkat is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List. There are no significant threats except low rainfall, their populations appear to be stable. But still, we should do something to prevent these cute mammals from endangered by celebrate World Meerkat Day!

What is World Meerkat Day?

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Commemorated annually on July 3rd, the purpose of the day is to raise awareness around these highly popular species. This commemoration is also done to make the world a better place to live for Meerkats. That way, all meerkat populations can live well and decently so as to create a natural balance that is constantly maintained.

How to Celebrate

According to the purpose of the day, you and I can also celebrate World Meerkat Day! It could be as simple as learning about Meerkats through the internet or books. If you have more time, feel free to visit conservation sites such as Bali Safari Park. In here, you will learn about the Meerkats with close range, even interacts and feed them.

Facts About Meerkats at Bali Safari Park

You can also try using the hashtag #WorldMeerkatDay in every post on your social media platforms. On that day, Bali Safari Park held an Instagram Live to inform the public about the existence of Meerkats. At the same times, we also giving our Meerkats in the Park enrichment as a form of appreciation.

Meerkats have been widely portrayed in movies, television and other media. A popular one is “Timon” characters from the Lion King movie, makes them more popular and well known.

Like others animals, they are also a living things that deserve to live in the world. We, as humans, are sentient beings who can help protect the Meerkat population on this planet. Happy World Meerkat Day!