Three Meerkat Pups Peek Out of Their Den For the First Time

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Three tiny meerkat cubs have emerged from their shelter for the first time.

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The triplets, who have not yet been named, were born four weeks ago in burrows at the National Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra, Australia.

“They’ve just started to come out of the den and start to explore their surroundings,” a zookeeper explained in a video posted to Facebook.

Adorable video shows the cubs gripping each other tightly as they look out from a pipe.

The newborns, who weigh less than a pound each, are being taught to forage and dig tunnels by their parents Sekai and Sergei and their two older brothers.

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“They’re constantly keeping an eye out for any threats,” the zookeeper said.

Meerkats are native to southern Africa and will often live their entire lives in groups, known as mobs.

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