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Meerkats are small Southern African animals that sometimes stand up on their back legs. 

Read fun facts about their behavior, habitat, and appearance.

Are Meerkats Marsupials? 

No, meerkats are not marsupials. They belong to the group of placental mammals of the order Carnivora, together with cats, mongooses, lions, tigers, bears, dogs, weasels, seals, and others.  On, the other hand, marsupials are animals that belong to the group called Marsupialia.  Meerkats are not considered marsupials since they do not carry their newborns …

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