2019-03 March Life History File

Zulus dominant female Poma pregnant with her final litter. Photo by KMP visitor Laura Salamone-Maiden

Throughout March Whiskers boys, Bonnie (VWM209), Clyde (VWM208) and Cleo (VWM205) continued to fight for dominance in Namaqua.  Bonnie received the brunt of it by sporting a nasty lacerated and swollen face.  Lewie (VLM208) had enough and viciously fought with Cleo and Clyde, regaining his dominance.

Zulus dominant female Poma (VZUF007) gave birth mid March but due to a possible threat in the burrow, the pups were brought out just days later and moved.  Poma emerged from the burrow with lacerations and swelling, most likely due to snake bites.  Sadly, she succumbed to her injuries over night.  No other females in the group were lactating so Poma’s final litter was lost and dominance up for grabs.

Find the March 2019 Life History File here.

Find the March 2019 Meerkatter here.

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