August 2023 Life History File

Lazuli Dminat Female Dumpling
Photo by Laura Salamone-Maiden

August was marked by many pregnant dominant females including Alba’s Tolkien (VECF019), Lazuli’s Dumpling (VLF272), Zulus’ Spruddel (VZUF028), Dik-Diks’ Fleabag (VGDF005), and Vetkoek’s Mooncake (VHMF053). Dominant females that gave birth in August include Side Quest’s Pumba (VZUF048), Jaxx’s Baloo (VJXF080), Ubuntu’s Agazoth (VUBF039) and Cape Crusader’s Timon (VZUF049).  Sadly, Timon was found predated soon afterward and the fate of her last litter is unknown. Sky (VSIF003) took the dominant position (and was radio-collared) as she was the only eligible female left in the group.

Timon in 2022
Photo By Laura Salamone-Maiden

Whiskers Emily Bronte and pup Cricket
Photo by Laura Salamone-Maiden

Whiskers adult subordinate females Laika (VWF236), Emily Bronte (VWF244) and Chomp (VWF244) were all evicted by their family. They encountered Trackie-Daks and were chased off.  They have yet to return to Whiskers.

Gold Diggers Rogelio de la Vega
Photo by Laura Salamone-Maiden



The escapades of several high-profile rovers were highlighted in this month’s Meerkatter, including Gold Diggers boys Beatrice (VGDM014) and Rogelio de la Vega (VGDM015).

Trackie-Daks adult subordinate female Hachi (VWF238) appears to have a submandibular lump on her left cheek.  It is not confirmed to be tuberculosis, but the group has had incidences of TB in the past.

Gold Diggers Beatrice
Photo by Laura Salamone-Maiden

Find the August 2023 Meerkatter here.

Click here for the August 2023 Life History Chart.

The updated Group Territories Map is found here.


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