Photographer Captures Shy Baby Meerkat in Photo Series and Bowls Over The Internet With Cuteness
Animals can be really cute especially when you know when to catch them unawares. One of the advantages of being an animal photographer is the opportunity to observe animals in various moods, and actions that can give you that perfect photograph. To this effect, a Japanese photographer who goes by the name Mamekoro51 has one of the best jobs in the world and that is to photograph different types of baby animals but even he was in for a nice surprise.
1Photographer receives a shy surprise
On one of his scheduled visits to Inokashira Natural Cultural Park in Musashino City, Tokyo, he stumbled upon a very cute sight. It was an adorable meerkat family complete with pups who were newly born and one was very shy of the camera. This is what made his series of pictures all the more expressive as you can see here.
2The little meerkat is shy and hides at first
At first the little meerkat seemed to be afraid as it peeped from behind a wall. It soon emerged from its hiding place as if to say hello and seeing this particular photograph has made people go crazy and simply fall in love with this adorable little guy.
3He slowly seems to be gaining courage to come out from behind the wall
Meerkats are small carnivores belonging to the mongoose family. They are tiny and look adorable and incredibly cute. Meerkats are usually found in areas of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana, Namib Desert in Namibia and South-western Angola and South Africa.
As you can see here, he starts to come out of his hiding place and seems most probably curious about the photographer and his gadgets. His actions and the incredible spot capture has made this post near viral because if this overdose of cuteness.
4He musters up courage to reveal himself
A group of Meerkats is called a gang or a mob or sometimes even a clan if they number 20 and above. Some meerkat families include almost 50 in a clan. Sadly though, their lifespan in captivity is 12-14 years double that of in the wild. This means a captive meerkat lives longer than one roaming free. But as they say, it’s the quality of life that matters. This little guy has lost his shyness and knows that the human isn’t a threat and most probably wants to make him an internet star. He seems to be giving a shy little smile too.
5Some facts about meerkats
Meerkats take care of their young ones by babysitting them in a group. It is the job of females who have never produced offspring to breastfeed the alpha pair’s young and even protect them from danger even if it means endangering their own lives. Here is the mother meerkat with her baby.