When her mother died six weeks after she was born, a meerkat pup was facing an uncertain future.
Then Dad stepped in.
The only surviving meerkat pup is being cared for by her father after her mother died shortly after she was born.
Mighty Mite is now nine weeks old. Her three siblings were stillborn.
A nine-week old meerkat is being nurtured by her father after her mother fell ill and died shortly after she was born.
Mighty Mite and her dad, Groucho, live at the Kirkleatham Owl Centre near Redcar.
They are the only surviving members of the family after Mighty Mite's three siblings were stillborn.
Groucho's display of his caring side has cost him his place as the top-ranking male at the animal sanctuary.