VIDEO: Brevard Zoo Asks Public To Name Newborn Meerkat Pups, Suggests Christmas-Themed Names

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'Cashew' gave birth to three pups

ABOVE VIDEO: On December 4, three-year-old meerkat mom Cashew gave birth to three pups fathered by five-year-old Kirabo. They were born with their eyes and ears closed and weighed about one ounce each. (Brevard Zoo video)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Christmas came a little early this year at the Brevard Zoo.

On December 4, three-year-old meerkat mom Cashew gave birth to three pups fathered by five-year-old Kirabo. They were born with their eyes and ears closed and weighed about one ounce each.

The little ones, whose sexes are unknown at this time, are living behind the scenes with their parents and several other adults.

“This group is one of three meerkat “mobs” managed by our animal care team,” said Brevard Zoo on its website.

“They may move to a public-facing habitat next month. Considering the time of year when these little ones were born, we feel it’s only appropriate to give them holiday-themed names.”

Pick your favorite name from these groups of names: 

Vote for your favorites names HERE, and the Brevard Zoo will share the results on its Facebook page on Friday, December 22.

On December 4, three-year-old meerkat mom Cashew gave birth to three pups fathered by five-year-old Kirabo. They were born with their eyes and ears closed and weighed about one ounce each. (Brevard Zoo)

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