This is a meerkat. He is scared of many things, including airplanes. They are found in Africa. They use their long, sharp claws to dig burrows in the ground to escape the African heat. Since I live in Texas, we escape the heat by venturing into placing with air conditioning. Meerkats are very smart and rotate protecting the pups from rival meerkat tribes. They rotate and even have special people that spend their whole life protecting the young. I wonder how much they get paid.