Conservation Status: Least Concern
Meerkats are a member of the mongoose family. A group of meerkats is called a ‘mob’, but also referred to as a ‘gang’ or a ‘clan’. Meerkats are well known for their upright position and sociable behaviour.
We have two marvellous meerkat mobs. Our largest mob consists of 5 males – Clive, Neo, Io, Timone and Mushu who came to us from Welsh Mountain Zoo.
The second mob consists of Monica (our only female), Andy and Snoke. Andy was also one of the Welsh Mountain Zoo boys, and Snoke came to us from Sparsholt college as his companion passed away which meant he was living on his own, so we took him on and integrated him in with our second mob.
Which one is digging, which one is sunbathing, and which one is on sentry duty when you visit?