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Camera Crew Meets Meerkats (Video)

 

This BBC cameraman has filmed plenty of animals in the wild. But unlike gorillas or elephants, these meerkats get up close and personal with humans with ease. As the narrator points out, the camera crew was not intending on interfering with their natural routines. That said, however, these meerkats are quite accustomed to human presence — they’ve been studied by scientists in the wild for quite some time, and view humans as, “part of the landscape.”

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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5:13PM PDT on Apr 19, 2013

thanks

8:32AM PST on Feb 19, 2013

thanks for my morning smiles

4:00PM PST on Jan 24, 2013

One more time...Sometimes life is pure joy..! Delightful..

2:24PM PST on Nov 20, 2012

I love meerkats and everyone seemed to be having so much fun.

11:13PM PDT on Aug 11, 2012

Thanks.

10:48AM PDT on Jun 22, 2012

Very cute video. The BBC crew has a wonderful sense of humor and the meerkats had a good time playing with them. It would be nice if all humans were as kind.

7:21PM PDT on Jun 5, 2012

Sweet as sugar!

10:46AM PDT on Jun 1, 2012

thanks for sharing :)

4:33PM PDT on May 27, 2012

I think they might like to have some of us as "pets", but I agree with Joe R. and say for them to be wary. People are not to be trusted.

11:16AM PDT on May 27, 2012

They are adorable. I'd like to have one for a pet.

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