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Keepers at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park near Ashford, United Kingdom, were delighted when they spotted that Tiggs, the matriarch of the Meerkat group at the wild animal park, was once again expecting. Tiggs had her first litter of three in April this year and on the June 28th keepers excitedly welcomed the latest additions to Tiggs’ growing ‘mob’.

Head Keeper Richard Barnes said: “I am delighted that Tiggs is such a good mum – I hand reared her when she was a kitten due to an illness, she recovered well and became strong and healthy and has now given birth to two healthy litters. The newborns are already playful and it’s hilarious to watch them teasing their siblings.”



Photo credits: Port Lympne Wild Animal Park

Typically meerkat kittens are born with their eyes and ears closed and will stay in the underground burrow with their mother for the first three weeks. The meerkats at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park near Ashford have their own purpose built enclosure located in the Discovery Zone of the 600 acre park. Port Lympne Passport holders will be able to compare the meerkats development as they can revisit the park as often as they wish during the year.