Four more meerkat pups!

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

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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.

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“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.