Baby meerkats play at zoo

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five baby meerkat pups playingRZSS Edinburgh Zoo

Five tiny meerkat pups have been exploring their new enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo.

The babies were born in May and are now playing with the rest of the group in the main enclosure.

five baby meerkat pups playingRZSS Edinburgh Zoo

They don't stray very far from their mum though.

In the wild meerkats live in large families called a "mob" or "gang" and as many as 50 meerkats can live in them.

five baby meerkat pups playingRZSS Edinburgh Zoo

All the adults in a mob share the responsibility of looking after the pups.

Meerkats live in large burrows underground, to escape the scorching heat of the South African sun.

five baby meerkat pups playingRZSS Edinburgh Zoo

These five meerkat pups are yet to be named, but are enjoying exploring their new enclosure with each other for now.