Gorgeous baby meerkats have been born at the Zoodoo Wildlife Park
in Richmond, Tasmania
The four pups were born to the zoo's resident meerkat colony with all nine adults taking part in caring for the youngsters.
The babies entered the world 13 days ago, and are the first African Kalahari native desert animals born in Tasmania, according to The Mercury
owner Trevor Cuttriss told Rex Features: "They're a very tight knit family - they all care for them."
The meerkat, or suricate, is a small mammal belonging to the mongoose family.
In the wild, meerkats live in all parts of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana, in much of the Namib Desert in Namibia and southwestern Angola, and in South Africa.
A group of meerkats is called a "mob", "gang" or "clan". A meerkat clan often contains about 20 meerkats, but some super-families have 50 or more members.
In captivity, meerkats have an average life span of 12–14 years, and about half this in the wild.
These new arrivals will spend most of the next few weeks below ground before venturing out into the big wide world.
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Baby zoo animals around the world
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A one-month-old baby squirrel monkey clings to its mother's back at Qingdao Forest Wildlife Park, China.
A two-week old baby gorilla is cuddled by her mum, Mumba, a Western Lowland Gorilla, at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park near Ashford, Kent.
Born at Cincinnati Zoo, US, this one-month old hedgehog is being hand reared by keepers until it is old enough to be included in the zoo's outreach programme.
Ludwig the baby elephant is clearly happy to be out and about at the Tierpark Hellabrunn Zoo, Munich.
These cuties were born in February at Bristol Zoo Gardens.
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This six-month old baby Western Lowland Gorilla is seen here enjoying the spring sunshine with her mother at Dublin Zoo.