Newborn meerkat joins the mob at Dudley Zoo

Staff at Dudley Zoo are celebrating the arrival of a newborn baby meerkat.

Visitors to the zoo were delighted when the tiny pup - who is so young its eyes and ears are not yet open - ventured out with its mother to enjoy the sunshine.

The newborn meerkat at Dudley Zoo Credit: Dudley Zoo

The pup was protected by its mother and other females in the mob, but visitors were still able to catch a glimpse as its mother ushered it outside.

Meerkats do not normally leave their underground dens until they are at least a month old, when they are bigger and have fur.

The youngster was protected by its mother as they ventured outside Credit: Dudley Zoo

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