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Hanover (dpa / lni) – Two meerkats were born in the Hanover Zoo. The young animals were born on October 2nd and have been cared for by the meerkat family since then, as a zoo spokeswoman announced on Wednesday. In their outdoor enclosure, the small mammals therefore prefer to cuddle up to the other animals and warm themselves under the red light lamp. The young animals also diligently explored the rest of the enclosure, climbed branches and stones and tried “making males”, the message said.
Meerkats are native to southern Africa and feed on insects, beetles and birds. They love warmth and often lie on top of each other while sleeping. According to the zoo, the animals weigh between 25 and 36 grams when they are born and only open their eyes after two weeks. The whole family is involved in raising the young. Meerkats can live up to 14 years of age under human care.
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