Meerkats welcome mongoose

A rejected mongoose has survived being found 'cold and weak' at birth, and has made a new life with a group of meerkats.

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Full Report: Mario the mongoose

Abandoned by his mother, Mario the mongoose was found cold and weak by manager Craig Wesson at Kirkleatham Owl Centre at just a few hours old.

Now, he's being very well-looked after not just by Craig, but also the other members of the animal community who he's made friends with.

You can see the full report from Helen Pearson below:

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Much-loved Mario being well looked after

A baby mongoose that was abandoned by its mother has been getting its strength up thanks to staff at a local owl sanctuary.

Mario was found cold and weak by Kirkleatham Owl Centre manager Craig Wesson at just a few hours old.

But a couple of weeks later, he is already at home with the other animals at the Redcar animal park.

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'Rejected' mongoose finds loving family

Mario may have been abandoned by his mother at just a few weeks old, but he is now being well-looked after by his new family.

The mongoose has found comfort with a bunch of friendly meerkats, but spends most nights being looked after by Centre Manager Craig Wesson at the Kirkleatham Owl Centre near Redcar.

Mario the Mongoose is being well-looked after by his new family Credit: ITV

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