Meerkats original oil painting is painted with a palette knife and a brush and is 100% hand made. Meerkat or suricate is a small mongoose found in southern Africa. They are flock animals and communicate to each other well. They remain continually alert and retreat to burrows when sensing danger. Their manner of standing on the hind legs with a straight back is widely depicted in television, movies and other media. This painting will brighten any room and can be a good gift. All sides are painted. The signature is available on the front and back of the painting.