Help Name New Male and Female Meerkats At Brevard Zoo

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meerkats exhibit opens March 15

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – It is an exciting year for Brevard Zoo as it celebrates its 20th birthday. In honor of this major milestone, the Zoo is opening a new exhibit featuring meerkats on March 15.

It is an exciting year for Brevard Zoo as it celebrates its 20th birthday. In honor of this major milestone, the Zoo is opening a new exhibit featuring meerkats on March 15. (Brevard Zoo image)

It is an exciting year for Brevard Zoo as it celebrates its 20th birthday. In honor of this major milestone, the Zoo is opening a new exhibit featuring meerkats on March 15. (Brevard Zoo image)

These precious, precocious and entertaining mammals represent a thoroughly different kind of resident than what is currently housed at the Zoo. Meerkats are highly social animals distinguished by their communal nature and extended family living arrangements, living in multigenerational groups with an alpha male and female.

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Their energetic, amusing and charismatic behaviors will be visible for all to see. As the meerkats’ new home is being constructed in the Expedition Africa section of the Zoo, individuals are invited to join in the celebration and welcome this new family. The Zoo is asking you to help name the alpha male and female meerkats.

As the meerkats’ new home is being constructed in the Expedition Africa section of the Brevard Zoo, join in the celebration and welcome this new family. The Zoo is asking you to help name the alpha male and female meerkats. (Brevard Zoo image)

As the meerkats’ new home is being constructed in the Expedition Africa section of the Brevard Zoo, join in the celebration and welcome this new family. The Zoo is asking you to help name the alpha male and female meerkats. (Brevard Zoo image)

Visit the Brevard Zoo Facebook fan page and suggest names in the comment box under the photo album of the alpha male and female through Jan. 26. This list will be sent to PNC Bank, who is the title sponsor for the meerkat exhibit.

PNC staff members will choose their top five names for the male and female. Individuals are encouraged to visit any of the 15 PNC Bank branches in Brevard County and cast a ballot for the names they like best.

Voting in the branches will begin Feb. 3 and conclude on March 1. On March 7, the winning names will be announced just in time for the opening of the new exhibit on March 15! Visit Facebook today and share your ideas.

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