Well, upon reflection I started to feel bad for spoiling this for anybody here who still had a warm fuzzy from believing this was real (of course, someone at the reddit post had also done a google search yesterday). So I spent a few minutes in photoshop adding in their pal Simba. Better?
“I don’t want to call photoshop, someone please prove me wrong!!” Um, sorry, but of course it is photoshop. It took about five minutes of google image search to find the original, a public domain image which, for some reason, came from the NASA JPL government site. About the only time meerkats are alone is when they are dying, they need the protection of the pack to survive. They also can’t walk on two legs and generally only adopt that pose when they are on watch from a high vantage point, relatively speaking.