A zoo in Hampshire has welcomed a litter of meerkat pups to a first time mum.
Senior keeper for carnivores Jody Geary said the birth of the three healthy pups was “fantastic news”.
“We are all very excited by this arrival,” she said. “Marwell’s keepers are keeping a close eye on Macbeth and her litter, and they are all doing well.
“The first time mum is doing a great job looking after them and the caring duties are being shared with Choggy. The energetic pups have been finding their feet and have been out and about playing and crawling over mum.
“One of the pups is particularly brave and tends to lead the other two when they are making new discoveries.”
Macbeth is three years old and Choggy is four. The meerkat pups are on public view, but in a private den away from the main enclosure.