Meerkats pups visit with the vet

Two litters of meerkats have been given a clean bill of health after their visit at Adelaide Zoo’s Animal Health Centre.

One by one, the eight adorable little meerkats were weighed, microchipped and had their teeth, digits and general health checked.

The checks revealed we have an even split in sexes with four beautiful boys and four gorgeous girls!

Both litters were born to parents Miney and Swazi, with the first four arriving in October 2018 and the second four born in early January this year.

Zoos SA Veterinarian Sarah Alexander said the little ones were very healthy under mum Miney’s care.

“Today we learnt they’re all a very healthy weight and in good body condition so mum is taking very good care of them,” Sarah said.

Currently, 17 meerkats make up the family mob living happily together near the Giraffe habitat.

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