Gestation

Pregnant Punk (VZZF044)

Pregnant Punk (VZZF044)

Gestation (pregnancy) in meerkats takes 70 days (10 weeks). The female usually gives birth at night, in a burrow. The litters range from one to an average of 3-4 pups. The biggest litter observed had seven pups – even though meerkats have six nipples only.

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