Two cute baby meerkats join the gang
Thursday 4 April 2013
Two adorable baby meerkats have joined the gang at ZSL London Zoo and are already making their presence felt.
The new pups were born on 2 February and are now settling in really well with the rest of the group after first joining up with them a few weeks ago, under the watchful eyes of mum Pipsqueak and dad Athos .
Keeper Tegan McPhail said: "They're doing really well and we're really pleased with them.
“The babies hold their own really well with the feeding. They are not shy and push to the front to help themselves to their share.”
Meerkats are extremely helpful animals and various other adults will babysit the youngsters while the mother feeds. Normally one meerkat will be posted as a sentry, who will keep an eye out for any danger for the other meerkats, particularly when there are babies in the group.
Watch this video to learn more about the two newest members of the meerkat mob.