Mongooses and Meerkats

If you study these two species:

Dwarf Mongoose (Helogale parvula)
Meerkat (Suricata suricatta)

… you will find that they have several things in common.
What are they? And are these two species closely related?


meerkats and mongooses african animals compare and contrast venn diagram research

Investigate the social structure, habitat, range, diet, reproduction, and other elements of these two species’ lives and construct a Venn Diagram to illustrate their similarities and differences. You may want to turn this into an entertaining little presentation. If you do, please include a link to it in the Comments section below! 😀

Go a Little Further:

Research to find out how the dwarf mongoose’s gestation period compares to other carnivores. Construct a graph to show gestation lengths of your favorite (or noteworthy) carnivores, and perhaps another to depict average number of offspring raised per year.