Thursday, January 6, 2011

C'meer and give me a kiss: Mummy meerkat makes youngster pucker up


Mum, you're embarrassing me! These cute meerkats were caught 'kissing' by a delighted onlooker at a zoo in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. But in actual fact, it's good old mum trying get sand out of the mischievous youngster's nose

It looks like this cute meerkat is puckering up for a kiss - but it's not that simples!

The mischievous youngster got sand up its snout after playing in the sand and needed his mother's help to get it out.

Library assistant Elke Terstegen, 38, photographed the playful scene at her local zoo.

She said: 'The photo isn't as romantic as it looks - it is actually a mother and her child.

'It was a kind of 'Oh, you have something in your face - let me take my handkerchief, spit on it and rub it away'.

'We all know that behaviour from our own mum.

'This picture was the only one where the pup was standing still.

'On the others it was always trying to escape its mother.

'Before that the pup was digging in the sand so its snout was full of it.'

Elke, from Gelsenkirchen, Germany, said: 'The meerkats are my favourite animals because they seem to have some human habits like in this picture.'

The picture was taken at Zoom Erlebniswelt in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

source: dailymail

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