Meerkats Arrive at Camperdown – Friday 27 June
A charismatic new clan of Meerkats have claimed their turf at Camperdown Wildlife Centre. The five sociable Meerkats moved in today (Friday 27 June), and are the new neighbours to the short clawed otters and bears.
The Meerkats will take up residence in a huge enclosure at Camperdown, which is set on a hill, with heated indoor accommodation and accessible low viewing windows.
The sloped setting will allow the Meerkats to look out for danger (or visitors), as in the wild - playing the sentry for the Meerkat group is a key duty for “clan” members. Meerkats are native to the Kalahari Desert in Southern Africa (South Africa, Botswana and Namibia), so 90 tons of special sand has also been installed in their new enclosure...