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Old Sunday 15th January 2017, 11:11   #1
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Meerkat Drawing

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A recent drawing of a Meerkat at Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa - not a bird, but they watch out constantly for birds of prey flying over.

They are quite easy to see in maincamp,as the vegetation has open areas of short grass and shrubs which they like as they can see predators coming a long way off. Yellow Mongoose are often hanging out with them, using the meerkats extra observation skills to get alarms to rush for cover.

Map of the area they are easily seen in at Addo.

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Old Sunday 15th January 2017, 11:41   #2
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Beautiful Drawing and well captured on paper I think meerkats are exceptional creatures for their ability to move and observe their surroundings around them I,m sure the yellow mongoose has the best friend for this.
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Beautiful Drawing and well captured on paper I think meerkats are exceptional creatures for their ability to move and observe their surroundings around them I,m sure the yellow mongoose has the best friend for this.
Thanks, I think Addo is also the best place I know of to get the best views of Yellow Mongoose in South Africa, everywhere else you get only a fleeting glimpse before they dive into the bush.
Here they seem habituated to vehicles, a great place to sketch and photograph them.
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Old Sunday 15th January 2017, 15:47   #4
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Very nice pencil work on a super subject who doesnt love meercats.
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Very nice pencil work on a super subject who doesnt love meercats.
Thanks, yes they are real characters
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