Meerkat belly laughs when its tummy's tickled (cute video)

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Visitors at a UK animal centre are being treated to the cute sight of a resident meerkat who gets uncontrollable fits of giggles when his tummy his tickled.

The meerkat, called Aleksandr after the Compare The Market advert character, lives at Whitehouse Farm Centre in Nortumberland - and loves his belly rubs.

Staff member Karen Lovatt said his fits of giggles often leave visitors laughing along.

She told the Daily Star: ""Meerkats are very vocal and they do tend to make the noise."

According to the Daily Mail, she added: "They all have their own character, but they all definitely like being tickled."

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