Lions are neither friend nor foe of the meerkats. Meerkats are too small for them to prey on but in The Meer Book Series many of the characters have a deep fascination and respect for the mighty big cats. Lions live in prides protected by the huge males and sustained by the agile females. Though male lions will help the lionesses hunt when they target big game like water buffalo, giraffes, and elephants (usually young elephants). To learn more about lions read the first in a new young adult novel series Pride: Falling Storm.