Man Steals Baby Meerkat He Fell in Love With at Zoo

November 15, 2018

This baby meerkat was so cute, one zoo visitor just couldn't resist. Jesse Ray Hooker, 23, was charged, along with two accomplices, with stealing the meerkitten. His lawyer, Chad Silver, said his client was in the process of bringing the meerkat back to the zoo when authorities intervened. Silver said Hooker fell in love with the 4-week-old meerkat and that's why he bent over a fence to scoop it up.'s Keleigh Nealon ( has more.

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