Royal names for Dudley Zoo meerkats

Meerkats at Dudley Zoological Gardens. Credit: DZG

Dudley Zoological Gardens (DZG) have named a trio of seven-week-old meerkats George, Alexander and Louis in honour of the royal baby.

Meerkats at Dudley Zoological Gardens. Credit: DZG

DZG Head of Media and Communications, Jill Hitchman, said:

"Last week we ran a competition to name the youngsters among our Facebook followers and had considered a few of their suggestions, but when Kate and William's baby was named yesterday.

"We just saw it as the perfect opportunity to give them a royal connection – particularly as they were born in the main meerkat enclosure in the shadow of 11th century Dudley Castle, at the heart of the zoological gardens."

"After the official naming staff will be sending off an adoption pack to Prince George Alexander Louis for his namesakes at DZG – with an invitation to call in and see them sometime!"

Meerkats at Dudley Zoological Gardens. Credit: DZG