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    https://twitter.com/Minecraft/status/1044243013613101056

    I spy meerkats!

    Due to unrelated spam posts, this post has been closed for comments until the meerkats/meercats appear in a future snapshot or release.

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    Congrats to lionmakerfan, and to fans of Meerkats!

     

    Bilbo:  Not obscure enough it would seem! :)

     

    I'm not sure what Meerkats could do in Minecraft.  I'm betting the developers have some ideas of their own.  However, I can't wait to see what they come up with for sounds. :3  Just listening to them on Youtube ... they are very very unique.

    They also eat insects:  Silverfish, Spiders, and Termites beware!

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    Bilbo Baggins commented
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    Too obscure.

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    anshansh12 commented
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    make it so meer cats can be tamed

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    Mark Abernathy  - I didn't know that. Neat!

    On the plus side, now that we know what they eat, we can focus on other great things meerkats do in this thread, and hop over to the helpful termites thread started after MINECON to dig into the details of how termites work!

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    Thanks Nova!

     

    I think Meerkats also each a bunch of other things, but when I saw Insects on the wikipedia page  I thought it was a fun idea for minecraft insects to have a natural predator.  The only issue I can think of is that being in the Desert, they won't encounter Silverfish or Termites too often.

     

    (Perhaps if Meerkats spawned in both Desert and Savannah!)

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    Guys! Guys! Imagine a meerkat cape

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    GamerXB1X1985 commented
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    Meercats should spawn in Savannah biomes as well as desert biomes , I have seen meercats in African Savannah documentary's .

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    Willman3141 commented
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    Or make like 5 new safari animals and have a big safari thing with meercats lions ect. 👍👍👍

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    Furry4m63r commented
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    That would be so cute!!! I think that they should have collars too as a pet!

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    Gosh! I have so much to say! I was gonna request meerkats too you should be able to find meerkat burrows in the desert that are made of sandstone!

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    MLG DOGE9999 commented
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    I think they should add this to Minecraft Pe IOS.

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    LikaLarukuToo commented
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    Behavior: Stand on hind legs & bark like a dog at anything that flies.

    Food: Bugs, birds, eggs, lizards, rodents, & fruit, so from what's available, they'd eat parrots, turtle eggs, & berries. (Note that bats are not related to rodents).

    Location: Savanna. 

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    Rivyn111 commented
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    Meerkats are undeniably adorable and most everyone loves them. They add character to savannas and scrublands and form little "mob" communities with intricate burrows into which a player might inadvertently stumble if the sandy scrub tunnel gives way. These social creatures are inherently curious and friendly, but if attacked, they will bark and the entire mob will bolt into their holes until the threat leaves the area. It would also be interesting if Minecraft introduced a natural predator of some sort, though perhaps it could be something as simple as untamed cats or a variant of the ocelot in the form of a jackal. They could also forage for chicken eggs that naturally drop since these passive mobs can easily be found in most biomes, including savannas. Aside from being incredibly cute with a dog-like barking noise, they stand on their hind legs and can even alert the player to potential dangers if tamed, or even help the player collect eggs. I for one, would have to name one Rocketdog! (Of course, in real life, a meerkat should never be kept as a pet because they are adapted to living in the wild with groups of their own kind and they can become aggressive to strangers, but in Minecraft, they could at least be tamable enough to be friendly to the player and no longer run away or emit a danger bark when approached.)

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    Yeah they can eat insects anything bug on Minecraft

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    StormFire107 commented
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    I hope to later see meerkats :3

     

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    Finally a new savannah animal!

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    DracoGeek owo commented
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    Yassss they will be adorable

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    No one says much. Neither will I. But I think that would be great.

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    Armadillostar commented
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    If you could tame meercats what would they do for you, would they only attack certain mobs or what ever you attack like dogs?

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    EpiclyLazy78 commented
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    I think if I spotted one I’d start fangirling then tame every single one I see. They should totally add this!

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    Meerkats. would add something living and moving to the deserts of minecraft, also please add foxes to minecraft bedrock, aka.. Minecraft for nintendo switch

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    EAT EM" wait we should be able to eat em

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    BA1MA commented
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    We need some more life in the dessert this would be great

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    Я тоже так думаю 

     

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    They look so cool so it must be cool in Minecraft #i love meerkats

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    Meerkats would be cute! Definently voting this one.

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    Yes meerkats are the cutest and I think they should eat fruits

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    There should be 1 meter/ 1 block high tunnels in the desert where the meerkats live.

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    viola vaughn commented
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    MEERKATS PLEASE THEY’RE GONNA BE SO CUTE