Meerkat Sniffs for Scent Left behind on a Bush (image) Duke University Share Print E-Mail Caption Meerkats produce a pungent "paste" that they smear on plants, rocks and even other meerkats to mark their turf. With one whiff they can tell if a scent belongs to a relative, a rival or a potential mate. Credit Courtesy of Lydia Greene, Duke University Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.