- All meerkats in a mob care for the offspring of the dominant female, or matriarch.
- Meerkats follow the lead of the dominant female when battling predators or other meerkat mobs.
- When the dominant female dies, she is replaced by one of the oldest and biggest females of the group.
area of land that receives no more than 25 centimeters (10 inches) of precipitation a year.
environment where an organism lives throughout the year or for shorter periods of time.
animal with hair that gives birth to live offspring. Female mammals produce milk to feed their offspring.
female leader of a family.