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4/17/08-Tyler

Meerkats At Caldwell Zoo

A meerkat and a warthog check each other out today at Caldwell Zoo in Tyler. A meerkat and a warthog check each other out today at Caldwell Zoo in Tyler.

If you've seen the movie 'The Lion King', you are going to love Caldwell Zoo's newest exhibit. 

A real life Timon has made his way to the zoo, a mob of eleven actually.  After a long trip from South Africa, these furry brown meerkats can now be seen digging those tunnels they are so famous for. 

The slender-tailed meerkats are found in southern Africa and live in elaborate burrows with multiple entrances and exits.  They are also very social animals living in clans of about 20. 

Weather permitting, the meerkat exhibit is now open during zoo hours.

Molly Reuter, Reporting. mreuter@kltv.com

 

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