Kw-logo-smaller

Meerkat Madness

Baby Meerkats at the Taronga Zoo in Australia

Two adorable baby meerkats were recently born at Sydney, Australia’s Taronga Zoo – the first meerkat pups to be born at the zoo in nine years!

Zanzibar and Nairobi are four weeks old, weigh just over 100 grams each and have recently started eating worms. They've also started exploring the zoo's desert-themed enclosure, which now houses five female and four male meerkats.

The pups’ keepers aren’t yet sure whether the babies are male or female – they’ll find out when they are examined by vets at eight weeks old.

Zanzibar and Nairobi's mother was brought in from another Australian zoo to breed with Taronga Zoo's resident male meerkats. Meerkats are native to the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa.

Related Stories:
>
>

readers voted!

Comments

YourNotAMistake
Meerkat's do look cute!
commented: Thu Oct 24, 2013

Keekeow

Keekeow wrote:

CUTE
commented: Sat Oct 12, 2013

thrice

thrice wrote:

awwww they're adorable i wish i had a pet meerkat
commented: Wed Oct 09, 2013

there are 30 more comments

Please login or register to add comments


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like it!

latest videos

F1102352903265

Fave Zoo Critter? Vote!

  • I go to see the monkeys!
  • Lions are the coolest zoo animals.
  • Pengiuns are da bomb, they're so cute!
  • I want to see a cage full of people at the zoo!

related stories

Micro_royal bengal tiger-micro
India is a country that is known for its incredible colors, spices and culture, but did you know ...
Micro_pet micro
Show your favorite furry friend some love this holiday season. Kidzworld has the perfect gifts fo...
Micro_sharks-micro
The Discovery Channel is set to kick off its famous Shark Week - a fun-filled seven days of summe...
Micro_a mic
A rodeo is a bunch of events where a Cowboy can showoff his Cowboy skills... everything from ridi...

Random in the forums

BeMyBae
BeMyBae posted in Say Anything:
Why join chat when all you say is that you're bored? O.o
reply 14 minutes
Charulata
Charulata posted in Say Anything:
ethnicitY
reply 26 minutes
AlphaT
AlphaT posted in Debating:
The state of being offensive is subject to whether it is offensive, or if one would take offense to it. Quite honestly I would say yes, it is offensive, because it is offensive. But not because people find it offending emotionally, but find it offensive socially.
reply 27 minutes
kayshay
kayshay posted in Debating:
"sasukeslife1" wrote:The only reason I can think is because the ages after 12 (13-19) have the suffix teen. 11 and 12 are just before the "teens" start so they are called preteens. truu
reply about 1 hour
AlphaT
AlphaT posted in Debating:
because people think that 13 is a magic maturity number. It's actually 14 3/4's.
reply about 1 hour

play online games

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

Big_icon_(7)

Have you ever fancied being a ranger like those fantasy characters you love so m...

Hour-of-code-tumb

Millions of Students will be doing an Hour of Code with Tynker December 8th-14th...

Big_icon_(4)

You run across the city in a car chase with the police officers.

Big_icon_(6)

The evil master kidnapped all of your friends!