- All meerkats in a mob take care of the female leader's babies.
- Meerkat babies are called pups.
- Meerkats follow the lead of the matriarch when battling dangerous animals or other meerkat mobs.
- When the matriarch dies, the oldest and biggest female becomes the new leader.
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Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry desert Noun
area of land that receives no more than 25 centimeters (10 inches) of precipitation a year.
Encyclopedic Entry: desert habitat Noun
environment where an organism lives throughout the year or for shorter periods of time.
Encyclopedic Entry: habitat mammal Noun
animal with hair that gives birth to live offspring. Female mammals produce milk to feed their offspring.
female leader of a family.