Much to the delight of the Dublin Zoo, two meerkat pups born in July have finally started to emerge from their protective burrows.

When meerkats are first born, they are hidden in secret underground passages guarded by their parents and aunts. If there are any signs of trouble or approaching predators, the guardian lets out a warning bark to alert the colony. Talk about a tight-knit family!  

According to Eddie O’Brien, a zoo team leader, both pups are doing quite well and have started to eat solid foods. We’re glad the whole meerkat clan can take credit in raising such healthy and adorable pups.