Meerkat and a few observations…

Some have already commented on the length of the Meerkats nails… the front are definitely made for digging and probably protecting itself…The back legs seem to be equipped with shorter ones…

S0652474

The hair is long and thick… I wonder if this is also a type of armour against snakes, scorpions and the like…

S0332263 

But don’t they have the cutest darn faces.????……

S0662481

always covered in sand it seems…… but they never stop digging so I suppose one can expect sand on the nose…