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.