Meerkat mobs, and especially pups, are at risk from predators (such as eagles), extreme climate, and other meerkats. For this reason, every mob activity, from digging tunnels to hunting, is supervised by lookout "guards."

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Meerkats use cooperative behavior in breeding, building, and even defense.