Meerkats are super cute and smart. They are also violent gang members. This week Paul and Donna talk about these little beasties and monster trucks(?!).
But first, the news!
You know you want to do this.
You definitely want to read these Interesting Facts about Meerkats!
And these guys want you to learn about them, so, read it! Read it now!
Related and not related!
Not specifically related to meerkats but we mentioned on the show, this is a brilliant ecologist who gives a talk about what makes humans different. As we’ve heard on our show, sometimes it seems like we can’t be that different, and this talk goes deep into the difference between a 9 and a 10 on our pretend intelligence scale. Some disturbing images but all safe for work. Parents preview before showing to children.
How do meerkats communicate?
Really, really well, clever little beasties!
What the heck? What is swarm intelligence?
Squabbling meerkats make better decisions! Article courtesy of mpg.de!
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Compare the Meerkat! Coronation Street commercial courtesy of YouTube customer CompareTheMeerkat!
Excellent and silly!
Want to watch a soap opera about meerkats? Try Meerkat Manor! Article courtesy of Wikipedia.org.
Super cute drama!
Read a disturbing and dark article about meerkat alpha moms here! Article Courtesy of Smithsonian.org
And you thought your neighborhood soccer moms were tough!
Meerkat pups are taught how to eat dangerous animals! Article courtesy of bbc.co.uk.
We are om-nom-nomnivores!
Now you know a little more about meerkats than you did this morning! What do you think of them? We want to hear from you! Send us your suggestions for animals you’d like to hear us talk about, or just drop us a line about anything at firstname.lastname@example.org! We might even read your email on the show.
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