San Antonio Zoo Welcomes Meerkat Babies

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San Antonio Zoo has announced the arrival of four meerkat babies to its newly opened meerkat habitat. These captivating creatures, known as Suricata suricatta, returned to the zoo after a 27-year absence. 

The meerkat habitat, located in Kronkosky's Tiny Tot Nature Spot, now houses a larger and more lively family of charming meerkats. Guests can witness the playful antics of these inquisitive mammals as they forage, communicate through vocalizations, and engage in their unique social behaviors. 

"These little meerkat babies are an absolute delight," said Tim Morrow, President and CEO of San Antonio Zoo. "We are thrilled to offer our visitors the opportunity to witness these captivating animals up close and personally. Their return after almost three decades is a testament to our commitment to providing diverse and educational experiences for our guests." 

To celebrate the new meerkat babies and the reopening of the meerkat habitat, San Antonio Zoo invites everyone to visit during Zoo Boo, Presented by PNC Bank. This beloved annual event offers a Halloween-themed experience for families, with various festive activities, treats and attractions throughout the zoo. 

Zoo Boo, Presented by PNC Bank, is included with Standard Admission and is free for San Antonio Zoo Members. The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday through Friday and from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays. It provides the perfect opportunity for visitors of all ages to immerse themselves in the spirit of Halloween while also experiencing the charm and charisma of these unique meerkat babies. 

For a detailed schedule of events and activities during Zoo Boo, Presented by PNC Bank, please visit 

To experience the adorable meerkat babies and join in the festive Halloween fun, plan your visit to San Antonio Zoo today. Witnessing the playful nature of these meerkats is an unforgettable experience that will leave a lasting impression on visitors of all ages. 

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