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Meerkats are members of the mongoose family, the zoo said, and usually live in the deserts and dry open plains of Southern Africa.
There will be a mix of nature walks and game drives in safari vehicles and, depending on the location, wildlife viewed may include tigers, leopards, sloth bears, mongoose, various antelope and a wealth of birds.
Audiences may think of Aesop’s fables when we are introduced to, for instance, a worm that is scurrying away from oncoming traffic or a snooty mongoose lecturing us about etiquette.
So the Madagascar Forest area will have fossas, a weird-looking predator (dog-like face, cat-like claws and teeth) that’s related to the mongoose.
Insects lay eggs in the carcasses, creating food for mongooses and ibis.
Found only in the subtropical forests of an island in Japan called Amami Oshima, Amami spiny rats are threatened by habitat destruction, competition with black rats not native to the island and predation by mongooses and feral cats and dogs.
As recently as August, Indian officials arrested people suspected of smuggling 12 pounds of mongoose hair, the equivalent of more than 130 animals, the New Indian Express reported.
So the Madagascar Forest area will have fossas, a predator that’s related to the mongoose.
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