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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 su·ri·cat, su·ri·cate n.  Zool. A South African mongooselike viverrine (Suricata suricatta or Suricata tetradactyla) having a lemurlike face and only four toes; called also mierkat, yellow mongoose and zenick. [Also spelled surikate.]
 Note: The animal called zenick seems also to be related to or identical to the mierkat, but no reference can be found on the internet.
 Syn: -- meerkat.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ze·nick n. Zool. A South African burrowing mammal (Suricata tetradactyla), allied to the civets. It is grayish brown, with yellowish transverse stripes on the back. Called also suricat. [obsolete]
 Note: This term is not found on the internet.  It probably refers to the meerkat, also called suricate.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Suricata tetradactyla
      n : burrowing diurnal meerkat of southern Africa; often kept as
          a pet [syn: suricate]