An article on solo dominants is presented in this month’s Meerkatter. Current solo dominants
(those without partners) include Elrond Council dominant female Snoop Kat (VECF039), Zulus Spruddel (VZUF028), Vetkoeks Mooncake (VHMF053) and Runaways dominant male Shiraz (VJXM122).
On a sad note, May brought the loss of two dominant females. Lazuli’s Sigma (VLF230) suffered a bite to the head by a puff adder and succumbed overnight. Runaways Bigwig (VMPF022) fell victim to some kind of a terrestrial predator.
Whiskers also lost sub-adult subordinate female Thunderbird (VWF261) to a puff adder bite and pup Cricket (VWM270) to unknown circumstances.
The life and times of Hakuna Matata-born Shandy (VHMM023) is highlighted in the May Meerkatter. Known as ‘Randy Shandy’ in Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty, this little meerkat got around! Dominant male of the short-lived Near Death Experience group, Shandy passed away in May from tuberculosis.
Click here for the May 2023 Meerkatter.
Find the May 2023 Life History Chart here.
For the May Group Territories Map Click here.