The baby meerkat
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Keepers surprised by baby meerkat

26 September 2014 Last updated at 07:27 BST

Animal keepers at a rescue centre in Penrith, Cumbria, have been enjoying an unexpected arrival - a baby meerkat.

Staff said they had no idea the female meerkat was pregnant until they found the baby in the pen.

The sanctuary is the middle of moving premises to a new site in County Durham, and the new family will now be the last to move.