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15 January 2014

Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) in a Cage

"What is it that should trace the insuperable line? ...The question is not, Can they reason? nor, Can they talk? but, Can they suffer?" Jeremy Bentham
Once again a sad sight -- an animal in confinement. Meerkat (Suricata suricatta), aka suricate or sticktail, is a small, burrowing, carnivorous mammal of southern Africa, related to the mongoose. Needless to say, such a frisky creature is a tricky subject for photography.

Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) in cage. (by-nc-nd)

Suricate (Suricata suricatta) in cage. (by-nc-nd)


  1. Oh, what a tragedy - to see Meerkats in cages such as this! They truly belong to the desert.

    1. Sorry for the delay, I've been a bit tied up lately.
      Any animal (including humans) stripped of freedom loses dignity.


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