Suricate or Meerkat

Suricata suricatta


Family: Herpestidae

Suricates mostly live in colonies: in self-made tunnels in lowlands or under rocks and between rock cavities in hills. They are known for their sitting position where front legs are resting on their stomach. This position gives them the possibility to quickly retract into the tunnels after noticing the danger and letting the colony know by making a loud sound.

Surikaat4-Signe-Kalgan Surikaat2-Signe-Kalgan Surikaat5-Signe-Kalgan

 Surikaat-Signe-Kalgan  Surikaat3-Signe-Kalgan Surikaat6-Signe-Kalgan



  • Ticket office
  • Indoor expositions *
  • Children’s Zoo

Indoor exhibitions are closed on Mondays. The zoo's territory is open for walking until 7 PM.

How to get here

Paldiski mnt. 145 – North Entrance

From Tallinn city centre (Kaubamaja) bus no. 42 (Bus stop Zoo) From Freedom square (Vabaduse väljak) buses no. 22, 41, and 42 (Bus stop Zoo) From Railway station (Balti jaam) buses no. 21, 41, and 43 (Bus stop Zoo)

Ehitajate tee 150 – West Entrance

From Tallinn city centre (Kaubamaja) bus no. 42 (Bus stop Karikakra or Nurmenuku) From Railway station (Balti jaam) bus no. 43 (Bus stop Karikakra, Nurmenuku or Zoo) Buses no. 10, 12, 13, 28, 37, 45, 46, 47

Zoo map


E-R +372 6943 300; Emergency: 512 69 65

Ehitajate tee 150/Paldiski mnt. 145
Tallinn 13522, Estonia

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