The December LH files are a bit late – my apologies for this.
- December is the peak of breeding time – so this report is all about pregnancies and pups! Of 23 females pregnant at the beginning of the month, five dominant females gave birth to a successful litter: Jaxx’ Baloo (6 pups), Elrond Council’s Tayl Baez (5 pups) and Whiskers’ Swift. The litters of Zulus’ Poma and Make-a-Plan’s Bridget were yet to emerge on New Years Eve. The success of Swift’s litter remained unclear for a while, with only faint lactation marks (i.e. sand sticking to her nipples) for good old Swift, but 5 pups emerged! They are yet to be named.
- Lazuli’s Filthy Mac Nasty and Ubuntu’s Daisy were less successful, their litter was lost. Habituation group Freetails’ dominant female Floob unfortunately lost her litter too – and her male.
- There has only be little rain this month, let’s hope the rest of the rainy season will be better.
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Friends will find “The Meerkatter” issue here (login needed).
As usual at this time of the year, the brand new 2018 KMP Meerkats calendar is up for sale in our Zazzle store, www.zazzle.com/fkmp-store
The KMP researchers, volunteers and Friends visitors again contributed last year’s most awesome, amazing, impressive and sweet KMP meerkat photos for our 2018 calendar!!! Lots of pups (including both Whiskers litters of the year), legendary meerkats like Swift (dominant female at Whiskers) and Egg (dominant female at Van Helsing) or an exciting encounter of the Baobab group with a deadly puff adder… Hope you’ll enjoy these meerkats throughout 2018.
On special request, there is also a range of brand new Mozart products available: cards with postage, pendant and necklace, and stickers. Hope you like them…
As always, at least 15% of our sales will go to support meerkat research at the Kalahari Meerkat Project.