Food Chain

What Eats A Meerkat?

What Eats A Meerkat? Photo:Periptus

What eats Meerkats? What does a meerkat eat?

Meerkats are always on the lookout for their predators or natural enemies, most of which are large birds of prey. Eagles and other predatory birds attack, kill and eat meerkats. Meerkat predators also include large snakes and mammals such as hyenas.

If a meerkat is not killed by a predator, it can live to be around 14 years old.

As for what meerkats eat—they eat a variety of smaller creatures, including insects, lizards and snakes.

Gordon Ramel

Gordon is an ecologist with two degrees from Exeter University. He's also a teacher, a poet and the owner of 1,152 books. Oh - and he wrote this website.
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