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Meerkat pup munching on a scorpion. credit: Paul Souders

Meerkat Pup Eating Scorpion, Namibia | PAUL SOUDERS | WORLDFOTO

Adult meerkats will remove the stinger from live scorpions then offer the disabled prey to their pups. This lets juveniles practice dealing with the dangerous arachnids without risking a life-threatening sting. by Paul Souders

Suricate or Slender-tailed Meerkat (Suricata suricatta), Namibia.

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