Coloured charcoal engraving, and drawing on board. 126x65cm. The Meerkat is one of the most fascinating animals to be found in Africa . A member of the Mongoose family the Meerkat is typical in its communal and hyperactive behaviour. As a tighly knit and co-operative community Meerkats do almost everything together. But no matter what they are doing at any given time there is always at least one animal allocated guard duty and he or she can usually be seen standing on a high point of ground or perched at the top of a convenient bush keeping a weather eye out for predators.