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?

Via Photo Challenge: Security

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    1. 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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