“Meerkat on Lookout Duty”

Art Expedition

img_1296 Meerkat on Lookout Duty, white clay yet unfired

What: a meerkat, 36 cm high ( ca. 14 in)

Made of: white clay, Barock glaze

Made by: Sarah

Meerkats belong since I was little to my very favorite animals. They´ve always impressed me with their unrelenting courage and determinacy to protect their family from all dangers.

Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) Tswalu.jpg
By CharlesjsharpOwn work, from Sharp Photography, sharpphotography, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

Meerkats are highly territorial mongooses that live in complex groups, often called mobs, clans or gangs, of up to 50 animals. Their society relies on cooperation, and helpers of both sexes play a crucial role in raising the pups of the alpha female to adulthood.

Meerkats depend on their clan in many vital ways. A clan digs a series of multi-level tunnel-and-room burrows in its territory where all its members sleep at night and rest during the hottest part…

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