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I travelled to the Makgadikgadi Pans region of Botswana earlier this year to photograph some of the cutest creatures in Africa -- meerkats!
Members of the mongoose family, meerkats are found in the desert region of Southern Africa. They are social animals and live in large family groups. They sleep in a network of underground tunnels, and venture out during the day in search of food: scorpions, beetles, lizards, eggs and small mammals.