Meerkats: Most Murderous Mammal who Kills Their Own Kind
Meerkat is a small mongoose type found in southern Africa and the body length is about 25 to 35 cm long and the weight is about 0.65 to 1 kg. meerkats are living for about 12 to 14 years.
What Meerkats are eating?
Meerkats are carnivorous and they mainly eat small insects like beetles, spiders, centipedes and sometimes scorpions, lizards and small snakes too.
How Meerkats become the Most Murderous Mammals?
Meerkats consider as the most murderous animal kind as 20% of the Meerkat deaths occurs due to the killings by their own kind. In mammals, 0.3 % of deaths are murders and when it comes to humans, less than 1% ( 0.7% in 2017 ) of the human deaths are murders.
Top 11 mammals most likely to kill their own kind
- Red-tailed monkey
- Blue monkey
- Red-fronted lemur
- Mongoose lemur
- Black lemur
- New Zealand sea lion
- Long-tailed marmot
- Banded mongoose
- Grey wolf
Apart from the violence of lion and Grey wolf, other famous mammals like Baboon, puma, snow leopard, African wild dog and brown bear are also in the list which records about 10 % of their deaths occurs due to killings of their own kind.
Though the human ability to think and their civilized lifestyle pattern reduced the murder percentage by about 2% of the total deaths, it’s still a higher number concerning the facts that human intelligent levels.