3 meerkats born at Nashville Zoo

Posted at 12:06 PM, Aug 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-07 14:06:11-04

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    Nashville, TN (WSMV) — The Nashville Zoo is celebrating the births of three meerkat pups.

The meerkats were born on July 11 to parents Calvin and Victoria. This is their second litter, bringing the meerkat total to eight.

Zoo officials say meerkats typically rely on the help of their family to raise their young.

The pups’ three older siblings will be learning how to take care of the babies so their mother can take breaks.

The average litter size for meerkats ranges from one to six pups. On average, pups weigh in between 25 to 35 grams at birth.

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