Dwarf mongoose pup

Three weeks ago our pair of dwarf mongooses became parents for the first time. They have so far proved to be diligent parents with the male on guard duty whilst the female nursed the pup. After a week they started to occasionally nurse the youngster outside the nest which allowed me to get the picture below.

Proud parents

Last week the pup was often visible and in the picture below it is suckling.

Having a drink

After a good drink of milk it obviously needed a sleep.

Tired outThe pup is now quite mobile and if you are lucky you may see it starting to explore under the watchful gaze of its parents.

Also remember tomorrow is a Meerkat Mayhem Day

Meerkat group

 

 

 

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