Study: Meerkats Have Dark, Sinister Side

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 50•33 Aug 18, 2014

Contrary to their portrayal in cartoons and shows like Meerkat Manor, which depict them as cute and cuddly, a new study has found that meerkats can actually be mean and sinister, with females banishing other moms from the group and eating their offspring to create babysitters for their own pups. What do you think?

  • “When you’ve been in the public eye as long as meerkats, things like this are bound to surface eventually.”

    Harry Gondelman –
    Deck Sweeper

  • “Are you telling me selectively edited footage of meerkats scored with cartoonish music might not have been giving me the full story?”

    Marjorie Suzman –
    Scarf Knitter

  • “Like the brooding anti-heroes of cable television, we don’t have to condone their actions to be compelled by them.”

    Peter Broadhead –
    Unemployed

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