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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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5:12PM PDT on Apr 19, 2013

noted

9:32AM PDT on Apr 16, 2013

He is so beautiful!!!!

9:39AM PST on Dec 8, 2012

thanks for sharing :)

3:43AM PST on Dec 2, 2012

Cute baby, Charlie, love you!

10:58AM PST on Nov 23, 2012

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.

5:15AM PST on Nov 23, 2012

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!

10:04PM PST on Nov 22, 2012

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

8:13AM PST on Nov 22, 2012

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.

10:19PM PST on Nov 21, 2012

Great story. Thanks.

10:09PM PST on Nov 21, 2012

OH NO!!!!!! CUTE OVERLOAD!

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