Meerkat’s are actually in the mongoose family. These adorable burrowing animals inhabit the deserts of Africa. They are very social and live in large colonies call “mobs” or “clans.” This figurine is part of the Wild Safari Wildlife Collection, which includes some of the most intriguing animals, large and small, still found in the wild all over the world. Like all Safari Ltd products, the Wild Safari Wildlife Meerkat has been individually hand painted, features quality construction from phthalate and lead-free materials, and includes an educational hangtag in 5 languages. Realistic, educational, and fun, this figurine is suitable for a range of interests. Admire it on a shelf, use it in the classroom, or simply enjoy playing with it. Measures 6.4cm L x 3.25”H. For ages 3 and up.