Very few people would disagree with the idea that Meerkats are adorable. They are efficient little hunters of insects and spiders and very social creatures.
Whenever the Meerkats are digging about in search of food, one always keeps a watch-out for predators, whether snakes or other ground-dwelling threats, or eagles or hawks flying about looking for their meals.
When all the work is over, it’s time to chill out.
I think part of their appeal is the serious expression on their faces. At least, that how it looks to me. They could be laughing for all I know.