The Kalahari Meerkat Project is a long term field project investigating the ecological causes and evolutionary consequences of cooperative breeding in meerkats (Suricata suricatta). The project is run through the Large Animal Research Group at Cambridge University and the Mammal Research Institute at the University of Pretoria. The study is based in the South African Kalahari close to the Botswana border. We work with 13 groups of meerkats fully habituated to close observation by field researchers. Daily work involves the collection of quantitative data on behaviour, reproduction, growth and feeding ecology. The meerkats provide unusual opportunities for filming and are repeatedly used by film teams.
Kalahari Meerkat Project
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