Got to the meerkat burrows yesterday. It was at least 3° cel, Better than the previous day's -3°
The meerkats started coming out and as they did, i started taking stock of the meerkats that i have left after the last couple of weeks of chaos. I realised i have only got 3 females left, the rest are all males. Well there is one that i am not sure of.
Moner( dominant male). Boeta (oldest son who will reach sexual maturity very soon. born 25th Jan 2010 ). One male, born 25th August 2010. One male born November 10 /2010. and one male, born 30 January2011.
Liefie (Dominant Female). Molly the rebel (Oldest daughter, born August 2010). One Female born 25 August 2010. And one meerkat that i'm not sure of it's sex yet.
The reason why i started counting was, that Liefie did not come out of the burrows, and Molly and the other young female kept going back down. This odd behavior usually means that Liefie is having baby's.
The male's eventually left to go and forage leaving the girls to tend to the maternity ward.
So to every one that i have told that Liefie still have about two weeks left, i am sorry i misjudged myself with the thick winter fur on her body.
And you all will have to wait till i have more news. (3-4 weeks)