Simples, it's Solo

Meet Solo, the latest arrival at Eshottheugh Animal Park.

Sunday, 17th April 2016, 10:55 am
The baby meerkat at Eshottheugh Animal Park.

The meerkat kit was born last month to first-time parents, Lily and Smiler.

Solo has been getting more adventurous by the day and is slowly exploring the meerkat enclosure under the watchful eye of mum and dad.

Meerkats can have up to eight kits in a litter but Solo was just that – the only one.

The keepers at the zoo aren’t sure if Solo is a boy or a girl, as it can be difficult to tell at this age. They will have to wait a few more weeks until the youngster’s first weigh-in.

Members of the public can get closer to the meerkats by booking a Meerkat Encounter, entering the enclosure with an experienced keeper and feeding the animals.

The animal park, five miles north of Morpeth, is open seven days a week. For details, visit