These child meerkats are right here to steal your jaded, jaded coronary heart

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*Sho* cute.*Sho* cute.

Picture: Nationwide Zoo & Aquarium in Canberra

Dang meerkat pups, why you so cute.

A trio of child meerkats have simply made their public debut on the Nationwide Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra, Australia, the primary pups ever to be on show on the zoo.

These tiny little guys are solely 4 weeks previous and weigh 150 grams (5 oz), and naturally, are nonetheless discovering their toes across the place as their household take turns babysitting them.

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"We’re so excited to have three meerkat pups right here on the zoo. It is fantastic to observe them discover their new environment and so they’re all the time studying from their mum, dad and older siblings," Renee Osterloh, the zoo's operations supervisor, mentioned in a press release.

"Because the pups are nonetheless younger we haven’t named them as but. In a few weeks keepers will take a more in-depth have a look at the brand new arrivals and we are going to decide their gender." 

Meerkats have a gestation interval of about 11 weeks, then two to 5 infants are born within the burrow, the place they continue to be for 3 weeks. Now, at 4 weeks, they will be studying to catch meals.

Ugh, once more, so rattling cute.

Picture: Nationwide Zoo & Aquarium in Canberra

Picture: Nationwide Zoo & Aquarium in Canberra

Picture: Nationwide Zoo & Aquarium in Canberra

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