海島貓鼬 Meerkat

Meekat 稱為獴、狐獴、海島貓鼬,是靈貓科(Viverridae)的肉食性哺乳動物。

第一次看到這種動物是在國家地理頻道,牠那大大的眼睛,帶點神經質的神情,好可愛!

最近在 YouTube 看到一則電信公司的廣告片,就以 Meerkat 為主角,小 Meerkat 煞有其事的學著立定警戒,可是無法抵抗瞌睡蟲的襲擊,哈,好古錐。

這張圖片來自Wikipedia,那雙大眼睛旁邊的黑框框,像戴個太陽眼鏡似的,ㄟ!這個眼睛周圍的黑框框,功能真的就像太陽眼鏡喔,這讓牠可以在艷陽高照之下看清楚獵物,甚至可直視太陽呢!
Meerkat

Meerkat 主要分布在非洲南部的喀拉哈里沙漠附近。

Meerkat 與其他貓鼬一樣,具有靈活無比的獵捕特性。雖然主要食物來源是以昆蟲為生,但是對於蜥蜴、嚙齒動物甚至是有毒的蠍子均視為美味佳餚。Meerkat 與大多數貓鼬不同之處在於,牠們的大型社會是由一戶以上的家庭所組成。牠們利用銳利的爪子,為所附屬的團體挖洞並建築巨大的地道系統。

法國著名攝影師阿蘭•德格雷,也就是蒂皮(Tippi)的父親,花了六年的時間以影像記錄喀拉哈里沙漠可愛的貓鼬家族,還出書喔!
蒂皮(Tippi)與可愛的海島貓鼬(Meerkat)

還有還有,獅子王中的丁滿,呵呵,就是一隻可愛的 Meerkat 喔!找到牠了嗎?
獅子王電影海報圖檔

獅子王主題曲

Hakuna Matata Hakuna Matata!
What a wonderful phrase
Hakuna Matata!
Ain't no passing craze

It means no worries
For the rest of your days
It's our problem-free philosophy
Hakuna Matata!

Why, when he was a young warthog...
When I was a young wart hoooog!
Very nice.
Thanks!
He found his aroma lacked a certain appeal
He could clear the savannah after every meal
I'm a sensitive soul, though I seem thick-skinned
And it hurt that my friends never stood downwind
And oh, the shame
(He was ashamed!)
Thoughta changin' my name
(Oh, what's in a name?)
And I got downhearted
(How did you feel?)
Ev'rytime that I...
Pumbaa! Not in front of the kids!
Oh... sorry

Hakuna Matata!
What a wonderful phrase
Hakuna Matata!
Ain't no passing craze
It means no worries
For the rest of your days
Yeah, sing it, kid!
It's our problem-free philosophy...
Hakuna Matata!

Hakuna matata!
(Repeat)

It means no worries
For the rest of your days.
It's our problem-free philosophy

Hakuna Matata!
(Repeat)

by yunol