Dad Meerkat Keeps a Watchful Eye Open for Enemies. Cub Simba was shown his future kingdom by dad Mufasa in Disney’s The Lion King. Here is a replay of the famous scene except this time the stars of the show are wild meerkats.
Dad Meerkat Keeps an eye Open for Enemies
An adult meerkat surveys the plains of Africa and seems to be saying ‘One day all this will be yours’. It placing an arm around his son’s shoulders as the pair scan the horizon together.
The copy-kat moment was caught on camera by caterer Thomas Retterath, 48, from, Nurburg, Germany. The hobby photographer spotted the duo while on safari at Makgadikgadi Salt Pan in Botswana, where he watched a mob of seven meerkats patrolling their territory.
Thomas was inspired to take the trip after watching the popular Meerkat Manor TV series. He said: ‘It reminded me of drunk men trying to stabilise each other on their way home, but others in my group said it was juts like The Lion King. ‘The mob only let alpha animals have pups. It improves the survival possibilities for all as there will be no overpopulation but enough food for all.
‘It was great to watch them from just a few metres away and they were very funny. They stand on their back feet to look out for food and enemies.’ Meerkats are found in the Kalahari Desert across South Africa and Botswana and can live for up to 14 years.
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