Outcast Charlie the Meerkat’s Second Chance (Video)

Meerkats occasionally reject the most frail of their litters if they can’t take care of all the pups. This was unfortunately the case for Charlie, the fourth and smallest of his siblings. Soon after birth, Charlie became the outcast of his family.

Because of meerkats’ incredibly territorial natures, baby Charlie nearly died alone. But after a twist of fate, this little guy now has a lot to be thankful for: upon discovering Charlie, Chessington Zoo keepers jumped into action to shower him with special attention. Now nursed back to health, Charlie is a well-loved meerkat with endless opportunities to socialize and make new friends.

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Terry V.
Terry V.2 years ago


Melania Padilla
Melania Padilla2 years ago

He is so beautiful!!!!

Carrie Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)

Gita Sasi Dharan
Gita Sasi Dharan3 years ago

Cute baby, Charlie, love you!

Carolanne Powell
Carolanne Powell3 years ago

Poor little Charlie. Hope that he stays contented & manages to eventually integrate with his own kind. P.S. the music is too loud on the video & you can't hear what the lady is saying.

Colleen W.
Colleen W.3 years ago

Meerkats can live up to 12 or 14 years in captivity - they are lucky to last half that long in the wild. Be happy for the little guy. Evicted meerkats also form their own groups..so there is plenty of hope for him!

David V.
David V.3 years ago

so cute.....Colleen P. I think it is better to live a boring life than not to live at all.

Colleen Prinssen
Colleen Prinssen3 years ago

he should of been wild, and should of died

stop interfering with nature!!!! stup....

oops I mean good thing a nice human helped him live, even if he lives in a zoo and will never know the hardships of freedom.
live free and die, no bordom and live as you should

or live a nice safe boring life and not act like your species.

Kathy K.
Kathy K.3 years ago

Great story. Thanks.

Sarah W.
Sarah W.3 years ago