2021-07 July Life History File

Namaqua dominant female Skirmish in 2020. Photo by KMP visitor Laura Salamone-Maiden

Tuberculosis has reared its ugly head again in Namaqua with two individuals succumbing to this devastating disease including dominant female Skirmish VNQF009.  Following Skirmish’s death, Manzai VNGF01, took over dominance.  Zulus born ex-Elrond’s Council, Umfana VZUM034, became

Namaqua Manzai with then-pup Hiccup in 2020. Photo by KMP visitor Laura Salamone-Maiden

the  de-facto dominant male after the remaining males left to go roving.

Habituation progress continues to be made with Gold Diggers, Trackie-Daks and Phoenix as well as with individual Lazuli  meerkats Odin VLM206 and Captain Barbosa VLM265.   Side Quest’s habituation is complete.  The group’s size has increased to 9 with the emergence of two pups this month.

Umfana as a Zulus sub-adult in 2019. Photo by KMP visitor Laura Salamone-Maiden

Find the July 2021 Meerkatter here.

For the July 2021 Life History Chart click here.

The group territories map is here. Note that the main road bisects Hakuna Matata territory.

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