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A gregarious burrowing meerkat with dark bands on the back and a black-tipped tail, native to southern Africa.
- ‘Meet Paris, the suricate, and Mofuli, the rabbit, the zoo's beloved furry friends.’
- ‘In South Africa, the suricates breed only in the warmest and wettest months of the year when food is most abundant.’
- ‘One is carried by suricates and the other by dogs and dog-type animals, like jackals.’
- ‘They also make use of the ‘babysitting system’ like the suricates and show similar social behaviour.’
- ‘When the jackal got up, the suricates continued their harassing.’
Late 18th century: via French from a local African word.
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