Taronga Zoo has Largest Litter of Meerkats

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 20173 views
Published: January 13, 2017

A meerkat at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo gave birth to six pups in November, surprising her keepers by producing the zoo’s largest litter of meerkats on record.

The pups, born to mother Nairobi on November 7, have only just ventured out to play, as shown in footage released by the zoo on December 13.

“We knew that Nairobi was bigger than she was during her previous pregnancies, but we definitely weren’t expecting six pups! Meerkats usually give birth to 3-4 pups, so mum certainly has her paws full this time,” zoo keeper Courtney Mahony said in a statement.

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