PLOOPY AND SHUNUKIE

Animal Scene - - ANIMAL APPEAL -

Sev­eral years ago, a kind in­di­vid­ual bought young meerkats kept in ter­ri­ble con­di­tions to give them back their free­dom in a farm. Oth­ers who had sec­ond thoughts about the meerkats they pur­chased ended up giv­ing them to that per­son.

Even­tu­ally, the meerkats had off­springs. Ploopy, re­jected at birth by her mom, was hand-raised by her hu­man com­pan­ions. Shunukie’s mom would leave the lit­ter with their hu­man com­pan­ions while for­ag­ing so he be­came very sweet. They are free to do as they please in the farm and have never been caged. They even have their own bur­rows.

You can catch up on their ad­ven­tures in South Africa by fol­low­ing @Ploopy­_the_meerkat on In­sta­gram.

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