I’ll post updates on the otters, nesting birds and some spring births in the next few days but I thought I’d better post about the meerkats.
A male and two female meerkats arrived in January and were introduced into their on-show enclosure on Good Friday, where they have proved to be incredibly popular with visitors.
Soon after their arrival one of the females became pregnant and gave birth on 18th of April. Meerkat babies are born with their eyes closed and have very little fur, however, they grow quickly and the pups have already started to make brief appearances at the entrance to their nest box.
Yesterday, they were given access to their outdoor area for the first time and while one kept watch the other two were busy hunting for food and making regular trips back to the box to check the youngsters.