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Altina welcomes meerkat litter

CUTE AS: Five of the six meerkat pups born this week at Altina Wildlife Park. It is believed to be one of the biggest litters ever born in Australia. It may just be that Darlington Point has entered itself into the record books.

Or at least their park might have.

Altina Wildlife Parkis celebrating the arrival of one of the largest recorded litters of meerkats bred in captivity.

Six bouncing meerkat pups were born at Darlington Point’s parkthis week to “experienced mum” Timona and first-time dad Digger.

This wasn’t anything new for the park’s animal keepers though.

It’s the second litter of meerkats at Altina in less than a year.

Senior animal keeper Rebecca Surian said one of the biggest challenges was preventing the teenage meerkats from interfering with the new pups.Meerkat mothers generally only have three to four pups at a time.

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