Meerkat Family Values | weekly photos

For most of us, the place we feel safest is in our family. There can be few family groups that do more to protect their young than the meerkats. I took this photo a few months ago at Chester Zoo. If you look closely, you can just make out the youngster the family is shielding in the centre of the huddle.

A family of adult meerkats stand, alert to a threat, huddling around a youngster.

Meerkats on the lookout. Can you see the baby the family is shielding in the centre of the huddle?


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    • They really are aren’t they! I didn’t notice the little-one myself until I got home and I was editing the photos they were hiding it that well.

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