Visitors to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium can drop by and check out some new arrivals: a litter of meerkats. (Meerkittens? No, they are called pups.)
Meerkat mom Amelia gave birth Sept. 6, but the four tiny youngsters have been in seclusion until recently, according to a zoo press release. No names yet. (They are so small that zookeepers can’t tell their genders yet.)
"They become more and more adventurous every day," said senior staff biologist Jennifer Donovan. "And they’re growing so quickly that frequent visitors notice their changes."