A meerkat video is special: the "actors and actresses" have a way of becoming the centre of your attention!
On this page you will find a great meerkat video. We made this video of the meerkats on Uitspan Ranch, Namibia. It will give you a glimpse of their looks, life and place in their natural environment.
These cute little meerkats are common in the Kalahari. They entertain each and every visitor to the region with their playful acts and mutual love for their own "family".
See the location of the Kalahari where you will find the meerkats if you visit this wonderful region.
On Uitspan Hunting Ranch, you will have the opportunity to sit down near any meerkat-family's borrow, and enjoy their "concert" on the wonderful Kalahari-stage.
'Uitspan' is an Afrikaans word that means place of rest.
When the Boer settlers moved inland in Southern Africa in the 1800's, they used ox carts. When they found a spot with game, water and green grass, they arranged their ox carts into a circular laager for protection against wild animals and stopped for a rest.
They referred to such an action of relaxation for man and beast, as Uitspan.
(Picture above of our ancestors.)
Did you know?
Greater Southern Kudus are famous for their ability to jump high fences. A 2 m (6.56 ft) fence is easily jumped while a 3 m (9.84 ft) high fence is jumped spontaneously. These strong jumpers are known to jump up to 3.5 m (11.48 ft) under stress.
Did you know?Some animals have one sense more than man!The flehmen response is a particular type of curling of the upper lip in ungulates, felids and many other mammals. This action facilitates the transfer of pheromones and other scents into the vomeronasal organ, also called the Jacobson's Organ.
This behavior allows animals to detect scents (for example from urine) of other members of their species or clues to the presence of prey. Flehming allows the animals to determine several factors, including the presence or absence of estrus, the physiological state of the animal, and how long ago the animal passed by. This particular response is recognizable in males when smelling the urine of a females in heat.