Meercat Manor

…is a tellybox show I loved until it got too sad for me when Flower died after squaring up to the snake.

However… mother tricked me into bimbling up the line to vist her yesterday with a promise of baby meercats on display at Shaldon Wildlife Trust. I have been there before and it is a tiny little zoo in the cliffside which only has small mammals. It is very special and never too busy (bad for them i suppose but i am so intolerant of other people). There are Ocelots which are small, big cats and the slinkiest slinky things. They come in leopard print but have much flatter, shinier coats and huge round eyes. There were having none of the paparazzi though. There is also a pair of Capuchin monkeys. Mrs Capuchin was sitting directly opposite the viewing place inspecting the visitors. A little sign said ‘please be quiet, Mrs Monkey had her first baby on the 3rd of July’. Could we see the baby?? Eventually I notcied Mrs C had an extra little hand…..and an extra little tail….the little mite was asleep clinging on to her tummy and so still we didn’t notice him. After alot of patient waiting he opened his eyes and did a little monkey yawn and hid himself again. I could have taken a million pics of this but somehow it seemed rude!

There were three different kind of lemurs but I could write a novel on how much I like them, the ring tailed ones especially but i will limit it to saying that the word lemur means ‘ghost’.

Anyway getting to the point…..i have a video of the baby meercats but its a quicktime file and wont load on here – if anymone can give instructions I will follow them….meanwhile here are the babies…I hope you have all had a good monday….

(send me a caption and i will post it!!)


6 Responses to “Meercat Manor”

  1. Dave59r Says:


    As for Mr Staysinbyhimselfalot……..well, lets just leave him alone in his own self love 🙂

    Congrats by the way SGT xxxxxxx

  2. punctuation Says:

    I love meercats but it’s difficult to tell when they’re cooked properly.


    They’re cute, okay okay okay! They are the paranoid androids of the animal kingdom though. 🙂

  3. amillionpieces Says:

    Okay, they are really cute. Sounds like a really nice trip.

  4. gemmak Says:

    Awwwww…….how cool are they? Love em :o) I couldn’t watch Meerkat manor after flower died either :o((

  5. Dom Says:

    Ocelots are nocturnal. I usually have to wait until quite late in the afternoon to get pictures of ours.

  6. sungirltan Says:

    ours!!!!! so unfair. they weren’t sleeping in the afternoon when we went – they were just not sitting helpfully right in front of the viewing place with no foliage in the way!!!

    ps do you have ocelot cubs/kittens?

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