Meerkat (Suricata suricatta). Meerkats, also known as Suricates, are active mongooses that live in colonies in underground burrows. They feed during the day, mainly on insects, while remaining close to their burrow. The clip shows a lethargic and somewhat tired Meerkat pup falling over whilst its mother clears the entrance to the den. Filmed in the Auob riverbed of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in Southern Africa.