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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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'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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