Turns Out Meerkats Are Super Violent. Who Knew?
A study found the desert creatures are more likely to kill each other than humans are to kill their own kind.By Lindsey Pulse | September 29, 2016
Meerkats are actually kind of savage — the furry desert animals are apparently more likely to murder each other than humans are.
A study was looking for the root of human violence. So, it examined death patterns of more than 1,000 mammal species.
The team found lethal violence habits in 40 percent of species studied. And meerkats in particular are more likely to be murdered by one of their own kind than any other species.