Meet Our Meerkats and Wild Cats

Meet the newest kids on the block at Barleylands; our adorable Meerkats and Wild Cats have arrived.

The Meerkats

Did you know meerkats can live to around 16 years old, and will usually have 3 or 4 babies in any one litter? A group is Meerkats is called a ‘Mob’, and the leader of the group is usually a dominant female. They are native to South Africa and tend to live in rocky areas with burrows.  Meerkats pretty much eat anything; they will eat all sort of insects and also love to munch on fruit, vegetables and plants.

These two are currently settling into their new home and are proving a very popular addition. They are a breeding pair and had their first litter with Imperial in Spring 2021.

Servals and Savannah Cats

Meet our Wild Cats! Hunter is a serval, a medium-sized wild cat native to Africa, and Savannah is a Savannah cat, which is a cross between an Exotic African Serval and a domesticated house cat. We have regular talks with the cats, click here to see if there is one taking place when you visit.