I find many zoochatters often complaining about the prevalence of common species cited as 'Least Concern´ such as Meerkats, while many other species are in a seemingly much more dire situation are not kept nearly as much. While I agree to an extent, can we try to see if there are good alternatives to the commonly kept animals? They are probably commonly kept for a good reason. There will be 3 parts. Part 1: Existing animal and replacement Part 2: Why the replacement is similar enough to fill in a gap in the lineup (Eg. other social mongoose for Meerkat) Part 3: How feasible would this new animal be, how available, and what are the biggest challenges in keeping them.