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Your morning adorable: Baby meerkats at Australia's Taronga Zoo

Baby meerkats Zanzibar and Nairobi were born last month at Sydney, Australia's Taronga Zoo

Baby meerkats Zanzibar and Nairobi are new residents of Sydney's Taronga Zoo.  They are tiny enough to fit easily into the palm of their keeper's hand.

The babies were born Jan. 23 and are the first meerkats born at the zoo in nine years.  "I'm extremely thrilled, I'm over the moon, I've been waiting for this for quite a long time now," meerkat keeper Bobby-Jo Vial told the Sydney Morning Herald.

"They're already eating solid foods and displaying behaviours similar to adults," Vial continued.  "They're very precocious."

More photos after the jump!

Baby meerkats Zanzibar and Nairobi were born last month at Sydney, Australia's Taronga Zoo

Baby meerkats Zanzibar and Nairobi were born last month at Sydney, Australia's Taronga Zoo

Baby meerkats Zanzibar and Nairobi were born last month at Sydney, Australia's Taronga Zoo

--Lindsay Barnett

1st, 2nd and 4th photos: Rick Stevens/Associated Press
3rd photo: Greg Wood / AFP/Getty Images

 
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i have been to this zoo few years back. they are incredibly cute and frisky. their behaviour makes you laugh. human babies are not even one quarter this cute. please breed more meerkats.beautiful round eyes with so much glow and full of energy

i think them baby merkats are soo cute i love them awww they are the gawjus thing ive ever seen in my life x x

Aren't they the cutest things in the zoo, it is amazing and we would like to visit them!

they are so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)


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