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Support meerkat research - become a Friend of the KMP!

Interested in learning everything you ever wanted to know about your favourite meerkat groups? You now have the chance to support the KMP research – become a Friend of the Kalahari Meerkat Project!



What you'll get

By becoming a Friend, you will be able to choose one or more of your favourite meerkat families, of which you will receive in-depth information, together with many other benefits:

  • Friends Package for each chosen group (example here):
    • A group overview and short history with pictures
    • The group family tree and current composition
    • List of all named meerkats born in the group
    • The group's chronology or other bonus material (for select groups only)
  • Periodical information like profiles of individual meerkats (e.g. rovers, dominants)
  • Registered access to the upcoming "Friends Burrow" with more information about our groups, like family trees, profiles of individual meerkats, detailed life history reports, or background about the stars of Meerkat Manor. The Friends Burrow will also include an online meeting place for Friends to meet, and the opportunity to ask questions to the researchers.
  • As a Friend, you also get the chance to visit the meerkats and the project with other Friends in an exclusive Friends visit.

Check out your favourite families’ selection page for more information about what will come with your membership, and see an example of the data provided.


What you'll give

By becoming a member - a Friend of the Kalahari Meerkat Project - your membership fee will support our meerkat research.


The funds collected from the Friends of the Kalahari Meerkat Project membership fees, as well as donations raised via this website, will contribute to the "Friends of the Kalahari Meerkat Project Fund" to which the KMP researchers or young MSc or PhD students can apply for financial support of their projects in the field research of the KMP meerkats and their ecosystem.

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