Wednesday, October 24, 2012

so i took this pic yesterday to show what Liefie looks like with 4 day's to go.
Got to the meerkats this morning, not suspecting a thing.
1. It is 72 day's since the last baby's were born.
2. Meerkats have a 75 day gestation period.
3. the Meerkats always have baby's at the main burrows.
4. Last night they slept at secondary burrows.
So this morning when only the male meerkats  came out, and instead of sitting in the morning sun
they started cleaning burrows  i knew something was up and then when everyone leave to forrage and
Liefie was not out yet I was certain.
 So now i wonder what effect 3 days premature would have on the baby's.
In 5 years of research i have never had baby's  born under 75 day's.
So only time will tell.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Pregnancy is progressing fine, 10 days to go.
summer is with us. Had a couple of nice hot days.