Adorable baby animals, and where in the world to find them
Meerkats, widely adored for their quirky standing stance, live in African deserts in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa - you can see themfrom when they are only two weeks old, the age their mothers generally let them out of their burrow
Almost half of newborn pups are 'at risk' due to inbreeding
The meerkat or suricate, Suricata suricatta, is a small mammal belonging to the mongoose family. Meerkats live in all parts of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana, in much of the Namib Desert in Namibia and southwestern Angola, and in South Africa.