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


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

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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.

This cub was born prematurely at Toronto Zoo. His mum rejected him soon after he was born, so he was cared for by staff at the zoo. Here he is making his debut in February.

This six-month old baby Western Lowland Gorilla is seen here enjoying the spring sunshine with her mother at Dublin Zoo.


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