Meerkats - Maritime Aquarium
Hours: 10am-5pm daily
Price: $19.95; $17.95 for children 13-17; $12.95 for children 3-12; free for children younger than 2
10 N. Water St. - 203-852-0700
Norwalk, CT 06854
Description: Meerkats are members of the mongoose family that live in social ?mobs? in the Kalahari Desert, in the southern African nations of Botswana and South Africa. No mere cats, meerkats are fascinating for living in structured but cooperative societies, including a foraging strategy where adults take turns standing guard upright on their hind feet, watching for predators, while the others eat. The meerkats? exhibit offers opportunities for climbing, digging and exploring, with several feeding locations to keep them on the alert for incoming crickets. A viewing bubble lets visitors pop up right among the meerkats. February 1-December 31, 2014.