Apparently, the Finnish word for "meerkat" is "nelisormimangusti", or "four-fingered mongoose".
Well, well, well... I didn't know that meerkats were part of the mongoose family (to be fair, I have not spent much time considering the subject before now); nor was I aware that meerkats had just 4 fingers (toes actually) on each foot, whereas most other mongoose species have 5 toes it seems. Fascinating.
I might not be getting anywhere fast with the Finnish language, but I sure am making a great deal of progress in zoology.
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