The Perth Zoo has three new arrivals and they recently went on display. Meerkats have a unique form of communication, at the center of which is the sentinel guard. At least one individual stands guard while the group is away from the den. In the event of an approaching threat, the guard lets out a high pitched squeal, alerting his or her pals to the danger.
Here, two of the babies practice their best sentinel stances in preparation for guard duty.
Huddled together, the pups (whom I have decided to name Wynken', Blynken', and Nod; from Left to Right) make a formidable team. This meerkat moment was brought to you by photographer 'Galah.