May 2024 Life History File

Ubuntu Dominant Male Greebo
Photo by Laura Salamone-Maiden

Ubuntu Dominant Female Agazoth
Photo by Laura Salamone-Maiden

The Ubuntu are highlighted in the May 2024 Meerkatter. Ubuntu was formed in September 2016 by evicted Baobab females and wild males. The group was featured in 2021’s Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty  with then-dominant female Daisy (VBBF111), great granddaughter of the famous Flower Whiskers (VWF026), and then-dominant male Scar (VUBM021) – one of Ubuntu’s original wild males. Today, Agazoth (VUBF039) is Ubuntu’s dominant female and Greebo (VHMM048) the dominant male.

Happily, in May, more LAST SEEN meerkats made their reappearances including Gold Diggers adult subordinate females Ricky Baker (VGDF031), Maya II (VGDF039) and Mikasa (VGDF042) as well as former Zulus adult subordinate female littermates Salazar (VZUF051) and Helga (VZUF052). These two natal Zulus sisters are part of a new group dubbed Hogwarts (Zulus 5).



Jaxx Leonard in 2023
Photo by Laura Salamone-Maiden

Jaxx Howard Moon
Photo by Laura Salamone-Maiden

Male dominance remains unconfirmed at Whiskers, Elrond’s Council and Jaxx. Previous Jaxx dominant male Leonard (VLM221) was given his LAST SEEN. Jaxx adult subordinate male Howard Moon (VJXM165) appeared lethargic and struggled to keep up with the group. Jaxx adult subordinate female (and former dominant female) Baloo (VJXF080) was seen limping and showing signs of fatigue. She is 9.5 years old.

Female dominance at Whiskers remains unsettled. Yearling female littermates Gnoll (VWF262) and Medusa (VWF263) have been displaying dominance behaviors and competing for dominance.

Side Quest yearling subordinate female Toupie (VSIF019) was given her LAST SEEN. She had sustained a serious injury to her belly and right inner thigh.

Vetkoeks yearling subordinate male Brego (VVKM004) was also given his LAST SEEN, bringing the group size down to just four individuals.

Vetkoeks Mooncake and Brego in 2023
Photo by Laura Salamone-Maiden

Side Quest Toupie in 2023
Photo by Laura Salamone-Maiden


Find The May 2024 Meerkatter here.

Click here for the May 2024 Life History Chart.

The May 2024 Group Territory Map can be found here.



Gold Diggers Maya II and Ricky Baker
Photo by Laura Salamone-Maiden

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