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Photographer Captures Sweet Shy-At-First Baby Meerkat And Meets Its Family

Mamekoro51 is a Japanese photographer who has the absolute best subjects to capture, baby animals

Japanese Photographer Captures A Shy-At-First Baby Meerkat And Its Family In 23 Pics
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One day, while visiting the Inokashira Natural Cultural Park in Tokyo, he came across the sweetest family of meerkats, and one little guy was especially shy of the camera.

Japanese Photographer Captures A Shy-At-First Baby Meerkat And Its Family In 23 Pics
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He was found cautiously peering from behind a wall, and although it seemed scared at first, it came to say hello after a little while

Japanese Photographer Captures A Shy-At-First Baby Meerkat And Its Family In 23 Pics
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Native to the African countries of Botswana, Angola, Namibia, and South Africa, these interesting-looking creatures are adorable!

Japanese Photographer Captures A Shy-At-First Baby Meerkat And Its Family In 23 Pics
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The cautious little guy then led the photographer to its home where he met the family.

Japanese Photographer Captures A Shy-At-First Baby Meerkat And Its Family In 23 Pics
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It was unclear how many meerkats were at home but meerkats are known to have a ‘mob’ or ‘gang’ of 20-50 members.

Japanese Photographer Captures A Shy-At-First Baby Meerkat And Its Family In 23 Pics

Every female meerkat, whether with or without children is able to lactate to feed the young alpha pair’s young ones.

Japanese Photographer Captures A Shy-At-First Baby Meerkat And Its Family In 23 Pics

When babysitting, they protect the young by taking them underground if threatened and are often prepared to fight at the risk of their lives.

Japanese Photographer Captures A Shy-At-First Baby Meerkat And Its Family In 23 Pics

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Japanese Photographer Captures A Shy-At-First Baby Meerkat And Its Family In 23 Pics
Japanese Photographer Captures A Shy-At-First Baby Meerkat And Its Family In 23 Pics
Japanese Photographer Captures A Shy-At-First Baby Meerkat And Its Family In 23 Pics
Japanese Photographer Captures A Shy-At-First Baby Meerkat And Its Family In 23 Pics
Japanese Photographer Captures A Shy-At-First Baby Meerkat And Its Family In 23 Pics

Japanese Photographer Captures A Shy-At-First Baby Meerkat And Its Family In 23 Pics
Japanese Photographer Captures A Shy-At-First Baby Meerkat And Its Family In 23 Pics
Japanese Photographer Captures A Shy-At-First Baby Meerkat And Its Family In 23 Pics

Japanese Photographer Captures A Shy-At-First Baby Meerkat And Its Family In 23 Pics
Japanese Photographer Captures A Shy-At-First Baby Meerkat And Its Family In 23 Pics
Japanese Photographer Captures A Shy-At-First Baby Meerkat And Its Family In 23 Pics

Japanese Photographer Captures A Shy-At-First Baby Meerkat And Its Family In 23 Pics

Image credits: mamekoro51

Japanese Photographer Captures A Shy-At-First Baby Meerkat And Its Family In 23 Pics
Japanese Photographer Captures A Shy-At-First Baby Meerkat And Its Family In 23 Pics
Japanese Photographer Captures A Shy-At-First Baby Meerkat And Its Family In 23 Pics

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Written by Joe Kahlo