“Aliens” Hiding on Earth

  The meerkat is one of the cutest species in the world. Because of its small size and low body fat, it consumes fat quickly in the cold winter. If it cannot find food, it will starve to death. It has been listed in the “World Nature Conservation” Alliance Red List of Threatened Species.
Small and exquisite

  The meerkat, commonly known as Meng Ge, has a round head, a long mouth, large eye sockets protruding from the skull, a pair of exquisite eyes, crescent-shaped ears, well-proportioned limbs, a body length of about 30 cm, and a normal weight of about 800 grams. There is a slender tail trailing behind it, and it will use the tail support to maintain balance when standing upright. Because they can stand like a human, and prefer to draw their two paws in front of their chests, they look cute, so they look small and exquisite, which is very cute.
care about each other

  In the meerkat group, each adult meerkat is caring for the young meerkats, and they take turns to take care of the young meerkats. The meerkat group will inspect the newly joined meerkats to see if it will bring the little meerkats. The newcomers are very caring and caring for the little meerkats. If they take good care of them and do their best, they will win the trust of everyone and be welcomed by the group. If the newcomer is unwilling or unable to take care of the young meerkat, he will be expelled from the group. The climate in the desert is extremely variable, with hot days and cold nights. Meerkats cuddle up to each other when they sleep at night to keep each other warm. When there is nothing to do during the day, everyone hugs and rolls, chases and plays, and shares the joy.
“People” are bold

  Meerkats mainly eat insects, but of course they also eat small animals such as lizards, snakes, and spiders, and sometimes some plants. Its immune ability is very strong, even if it eats scorpions, poisonous snakes and other highly toxic animals, it will not experience discomfort or poisoning. Meerkats are small and bold, and once they encounter a difficult opponent like the Viper, they will surround the Viper and rush forward, and their sharp claws will instantly make it lose resistance. Sometimes when encountering a “big monster” like a lion, they dare to demonstrate, jump on the lion’s back, roar at it angrily, and even bite its nose, scaring the lion to flee in panic.
Not picky eaters

  It is not easy to find food in the barren desert. Meerkats often have to stay away from their nests, sniffing here and there, turning over stones one after another, trying to dig out scorpions, snakes, lizards or grubs hiding in the ground. Once food is found, the meerkat never eats alone, but always shares it with the younger ones. Sometimes, the greedy and ignorant young meerkats snatch food from the adult meerkats, and the adult meerkats will never get angry and beat the young meerkats. In order to make the young meerkats eat a wide range of foods without partiality, the mother meerkat often gets some food that the young meerkats have never eaten before, and forces the young meerkats to eat it. It is conceivable that there is very little food in the desert. If they are picky eaters, the little meerkats will not be able to adapt to the harsh environment and survive.
beware of enemies

  For the weak meerkats, to survive safely in the perilous desert, the first task is to always be on guard against the sudden invasion of enemies. Therefore, no matter at any time and any place, the meerkat group always sends out some “sentinels” to closely monitor the eagles in the sky and the foxes in the ground. Members of the meerkat group take turns to perform the task of “sentinel”. The “sentinel” chooses a high ground with a wide view as a sentry to observe the enemy’s situation and prevent the enemy from attacking suddenly. On the sentry post, the meerkat “sentinel” stands on its hind legs, straightens its body, sticks its tail straight into the sand to support its body, turns its head up and down, left and right, and closely monitors the movement in the sky and on the ground. If the meerkat “sentinel” makes a cry of “squeak~chi” or “woo~woo”, it is telling the partners that everything is normal, please rest assured. If the meerkat “sentinel” makes a shrill cry like an owl, it is a warning to its companions: “Attention, there is something in the distance.” If the meerkat “sentinel” barks urgently, it is urging his companions: “Quick! Go back to the nest and hide!”

  For the sake of safety, meerkats always go out in groups when they leave their nests to look for food, and never go out alone. When the enemy threatened to attack, the meerkats hurriedly moved closer together, one by one tightly crowded together, like a “giant monster”, and everyone let out deterrent barks in unison. Every once in a while, a meerkat would stand on its hind legs, straighten its body high and pretend to be the head of a “big monster”, and command its companions to let out a roar that shocked the enemy’s courage, scaring the enemy back and daring to act rashly. When an eagle came, the meerkat cleverly switched to another tactic of defending against the enemy: everyone dispersed, jumped up bravely, and joined forces from all directions to attack the eagle that swooped down, scratching and biting the eagle’s feathers. Flying, dizzy and bruised. In the end, the eagle had no choice but to bow down and run for his life in a panic, howling in the air in pain, not daring to attack again.
no cannibalism

  Each group of meerkats has its own sphere of influence. When a group of meerkats invades the sphere of influence of another group of meerkats, a near-miss quarrel will break out-the group of meerkats that have been violated will jump and scream in front of the intruders, show their teeth and claws, and dig the soil vigorously with their front paws , aggressively until the intruders are frightened away. But that’s all. There will never be a life-and-death cannibalism between groups of meerkats.