Chessington Zoo has hired a 'birds and bees' expert to answer questions from curious children. Lisa Britton's appointment follows a baby boom at the Surrey zoo, which included eight meerkats, two squirrel monkeys and twin lemurs, all within a few weeks.
Keepers at Chessington Zoo needed to intervene to save the life of sickly baby meerkat Lila after she was rejected by her mother. Now her carers feed 22 day old Lila, who weighs just 119g, every 3 hours day and night.
Beware - this video is CUTE.
Carer Gemma Anscomb explains how with the help of a fluffy toy duck, keepers at Chessington Zoo have taken over mother duties for Lila.