These guys can be seen in the deserts of Southern Africa where the sun doesn't seem to stop shining. Thankfully meerkats have black circles around their eyes which act as sunglasses and help block out any glare from the sun. This allows them to have a better view of any potential predators and alert their fellow mates if anything seems suspicious. Their eyes also have a wide angle view which is great for scouting and it also has a protective membrane which protects them from dirt while they are busy digging. Their ears also close up while digging to avoid getting dirt stuck in them.
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