Four more meerkat pups!

DZG’s meerkat mob has been boosted to 20 with the arrival of four more babies!


The month-old youngsters are now beginning to venture outside their burrows and explore their Tecton enclosure for the very first time – much to the delight of summer holiday visitors!

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Senior Keeper, Adam Walker, said: “The babies were all born underground and have started to appear over the last few days and the group’s females will now share babysitting duties.


“All four seem very lively and playful and the adults are keeping a watchful eye on them, while three-month-old pups, Oleg and Boris, can’t wait to start playing with them.”

The gestation period for meerkats is around 77 days.