Cave Men were formed in November 2011 when three Lazuli rovers combined with three Jaxx evictees – but two of the females returned to Jaxx, so Dikkop remained the only female. The group grew again when an unknown juvenile meerkat – probably a pet from a neighbour’s farm – returned with the roving males the next month. Dominant male Franz succumbed to injuries of unknown cause (maybe obtained during roving), and Rufio took over. Not for long though, as fellow Lazuli males immigrated, with Snowy – a few months older than Rufio – becoming dominant. The group eventually started to grow when Dikkop brought her first litter through – but then she disappeared in February 2013, leaving the group without adult female. One after the other pup disappeared, and soon after, the remaining males immigrated into Whiskers, bringing Cave Men’s history to an end.
The Cave Men’s territory was around the Rus en Vrede farmhouse. Their neighbours were Jaxx, Lazuli, Whiskers and Toyota.