Sadly, Namaqua’s dominant male Sauce VZUM026 was predated by a Martial Eagle this month. Born into Zulus in 2016 to then-dominant female Poma VZUF007, he is profiled in this month’s Meerkatter. Also in Namaqua, both yearling subordinate females Mononoke Hime VNQF014 and Manzai VNQF013 immigrated back into the group after leaving in January. They had been considered Last Seen last month.
Pup emergences continue this month, most notably with Gold Diggers with their mixed litter of ten pups! These pups were all from subordinate females including Meghan VGDF018, Goldeneye VGDF007 and Fleabag VGDF005. By the end of the month all ten pups were still present and all had been out foraging on several occasions. Gold Diggers habituation level is in Advanced Progress now. All individuals have been dye-marked and the group is able to be followed by observers for up to two hours
For the March 2021 Life History chart click here.
Find the March 2021 Meerkatter here.