Anticipating your first meerkat pup sighting is as a rather painstakingly long affair. After all, viewing a habituated group of meerkats is an awesome experience, couple that with a few tiny little helpless balls of fur and I think the stage should be set for magic. The alpha female of all meerkat groups is more than likely the one that will always become pregnant and have the pups. So when we stared seeing the belly grow of the alpha female at Tswalu kalahari our imagination started running and we became increasingly excited anticipating the arrival of the new little additions to the Gosa group.
On the day that they where seen, news travelled like wildfire and every guide was as eager as anything to get a chance to spend some time with them. After exactly 3 ½ weeks of growing into their new little skins underground they emerged into their new world above ground to begin the endless exploration of the Kalahari. With the babysitters and rest of the gang doing a great job at rearing them and teaching them from a very young age that those strange ‘bipedal animals’ are of no danger, we are able to get up close and view them discovering their new life.
The babysitter doing a sterling job in teaching the pups all about digging and feeding