Meerkat kits find their feet at Zoo

The meerkat kits at Perth Zoo.
The meerkat kits at Perth Zoo.

‘All of the adult males in the group have been helping mum Tilly by sharing the babysitting duties,’ Perth Zoo exotics keeper Kaelene McKay said.

‘The sex of the kits will be determined at their first health check and vaccination next month.

‘The kits are absolutely gorgeous and it’s a real treat to watch them playing together.’

Perth Zoo has two meerkat colonies in its African Savannah totaling 16 meerkats.

Found in southern Africa, meerkats are members of the mongoose family. They are extremely social animals but are highly territorial and will fiercely defend their home from other meerkat mobs.