Meerkats At the Wildlife Conservation Centre
On Friday we had a lovely day out at the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Centre. We saw so many animals from wild cats, lizards, snakes, monkeys, ostriches, lemurs and many more. But I love watching the meerkats, they are so adorable.
We watched them in their home like environment of sand and hollowed out wooden logs. Some where lying flat on the sand, some were on the logs. Some were standing on their back legs keeping watch of all around them. They can stand up just like humans.
On Thursday we got to meet a meerkat close up with Exotic Zoo. I used the world animals as my word of the week. We had the chance to get close and personal with some exotic animals like meerkats, snakes and tortoises, which we then saw at the conservation centre.
Now, these little creatures are incredibly fast so the one we met, Antaba, was held by her keeper, but everyone got the chance to give her stroke. This is the girls having their turn. Antaba was constantly looking around on high alert, but it was obvious that she also enjoyed all the fuss she was getting.
This next photo is not brilliant, but how cute. The Little Man is getting a kiss off the meerkat. Apparently they are very inquisitive and like to sniff people and other animals. This results in them rubbing their noses, and they do this to humans, giving them what we call an ‘eskimo kiss’ nose to nose.
Have you ever met a meerkat?
I hope you have enjoyed my Sunday Photos this week. You can see last week’s Sunday photo of Boo and her ‘friends’ here.
Coming Soon – my video of our day at the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Centre
Linking up with the lovely Rachel Swirl for My Sunday Snapshot.