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This Shy Baby Meerkat Is Captured On Camera By Japanese Photographer And The Photos Are Adorable

A Japanese photographer who goes by the social media name mamekoro51 has captured some of the best photos you’ll see today. It’s safe to say this photographers hobby is the best one you can have… taking photos of baby animals of various types seems like the best thing EVER!

Mamekoro51 took a visit to Inokashira Natural Cultural Park in Musashino City, Tokyo.

The photographer came across an adorable meerkat family with newborn pups… the little baby was very shy.. at first.

This little meerkat could only peep behind a wall at first until he felt brave enough to come and say hello.

Meerkats are amazing creatures. They live in all parts of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana, the Namib Desert in Namibia and southwestern Angola, and in South Africa.

A group of meerkats is called a “mob”, “gang” or a “clan” and that is about 20 meerkats. You can also find super-families that have 50 or more members.. crazy right?

Meerkats have an average life span of 12–14 years in captivity.

Meerkats babysit the young in the group and females that have never produced offspring of their own will usually feed the alpha pair’s young.

The babysitter will take the young underground if theres a sign of danger.

Shockingly, sometimes meerkats kill young members of their group and meerkats become sexually mature around two years of age and can have one to four pups in a litter.

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