Dang meerkat pups, why you so cute.
A trio of baby meerkats have just made their public debut at the National Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra, Australia, the first pups ever to be on display at the zoo.
These tiny little guys are only four weeks old and weigh 150 grams (5 oz), and of course, are still finding their feet around the place as their family take turns babysitting them.
“We’re so excited to have three meerkat pups here at the zoo. It’s wonderful to watch them explore their new surroundings and they’re always learning from their mum, dad and older siblings,” Renee Osterloh, the zoo’s operations manager, said in a statement.
“As the pups are still young we haven’t named them as yet. In a couple of weeks keepers will take a closer look at the new arrivals and we will determine their gender.”
Meerkats have a gestation period of about 11 weeks, then two to five babies are born in the burrow, where they remain for three weeks. Now, at four weeks, they’ll be learning to catch food.
Ugh, again, so damn cute.