Here, proof that these small relatives of the mongoose have supernatural cheer-up qualities.
By Amy Shearn
Photo: Amy Shearn
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They Keep it Real
How can I guarantee that meerkats lower your blood pressure? Because my kids and I visit the crew at the Prospect Park Zoo, where I took this picture, almost weekly. Usually the frisky meerkats are racing around, but sometimes one of them just sits around and stares right into your eyes, like, "What?"