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Why Mighty Mite, the baby meerkat, is a Daddy's girl

Mighty Mite, a nine-week-old meerkat with her father, Groucho. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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.