Here, proof that these small relatives of the mongoose have supernatural cheer-up qualities.
By Amy Shearn
Photo: Flickr user Prolific IT
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They Are Deep
This noble view of our favorite mongoose relative suggests that not only are meerkats darling and fluffy, they also have big, dreamy thoughts. (Okay, maybe they are just always on alert.) Dave Jackson's Prolific IT photo stream on Flickr is full of bright lovely animal pics like this one.