Small meerkats were born last month at a zoo in England. Their parents hid them in the burrows, but the babies recently got out. They have taken their first steps into the outside world.
Meerkats have four toes on each foot and very long claws which help them dig. Most meerkats live underground in large groups of around 30 animals.
The keepers have not named the babies yet because they don’t know if they are male or female.
- burrows – spaces under the ground)
- claw – animal’s big nail
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