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 yet to be named by the team at Imperial but they are a breeding pair and we will hopefully have the pitter patter of tiny Meerkat footsteps soon.