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Meerkats arrive at Chehaw

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - We've got a sneak peak on the new Meerkats exhibit at Chehaw that you can only see right here. This is one of four Meerkats now living at the Parks at Chehaw. His brothers were a little camera shy Thursday.

The exhibit officially opens on Saturday, October 3rd. You may have seen a popular TV show called "Meerkat Manor" that showcases the animals' interesting social lives. Now, you can see them in person.

Jan Thompson said, "The things they're very well known for is having jobs, especially you always have somebody that's on sentry duty, looking out for any potential danger in the area while the rest of the members of the group can forage and dig burrows and carry on, but you can always see somebody is going to be on duty looking out for any threats."

The Meerkats are much cuter in person, though. You can see them up close starting this Saturday at Chehaw, starting with breakfast at 8:30 for members. Other events will be held throughout the day.

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