This delightful meerkat statues measures H.50cm x 11cm x 12cm and weighs 6KG. Cast in iron with hand finished detail and natural rusting. The Meerkat or otherwise known as a Suricate is a small Carnivoran belonging to the Mongoose family. These highly social animals live together in underground burrows located in the desert and grasslands of the southern tip of Africa. Their enhanced sense of smell allows them to easily find their favourite foods, which include beetles, caterpillars, spiders and scorpions. During the search for food, one Meerkat will stand on its hind legs, propped up by its tail, and act as a lookout while the rest of the group continue to forage.