Meerkats are actually a type of mongoose but, unlike their loner brethren, they are highly social. Here the Belfast Zoo's newest playful meerkat pups emerge from the den and explore their surroundings, as their relatives keep a characteristic meerkat lookout.
The Belfast Zoo welcomed a new baby Malayan tapir on June 22nd. Tapirs may look like pigs with mini elephant trunks but they are actually most closely related to horses and rhinoceroses. The zoo is currently having a naming contest for the little girl. May we suggest Schnozzy or Schnozzella?
Last week, the Belfast Zoo in Northern Ireland welcomed three healthy little California sea lion pups to three different proud pinniped mothers: Stella, Holly and Ariel. Sea lion pregnancy is no brief affair, lasting 11-12 months!
A shiny little sea lion
Pretty sure this conversation consists of a low pitched "arf", followed by a high pitched, "arf-arf-arf"