Monday, August 27, 2012

A little Meerkat cuteness - Hakuna and Matata

Meerkats are one of the cutest and most animated animals that I encounter when visiting the zoo. They seem to always be busy doing something and watching out for each other. Most of the time I see them digging for food or perched up on their hind legs looking for predators. On Saturday Dylan and I went to the San Diego Zoo for our last Nighttime Zoo of the summer, which means we get to see the animals at night. A favorite of ours since this means seeing animal behaviors that we don't normally see.

These two meerkats live in the Children's Zoo section of the San Diego Zoo and are named Hakuna and Matata. It is rare to see meerkats sleeping outside of their burrow during the day - although these photos were taken at dusk. Either way, the cuteness factor was just too much.

Hakuna and Matata have no worries all snuggled up with their tails wrapped around each other.

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