Best friend Meerkat vs Warthog in the Lion King

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Meerkat can live together with warthog in the wild. Timon and Pumbaa (the name of character in Film). Timon is Meerkat’s name, Pumbaa is Warthog’s name.

Warthog in the Wild

Do you know where Timon and Pumbaa live ??

  • The meerkat or suricate is a small carnivoran belonging to the mongoose family. It is the only member of the genus Suricata. Meerkats live in all parts of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana, in much of the Namib Desert in Namibia and southwestern Angola, and in South Africa
  • The common warthogis a wild member of the pig family found in grassland, savanna, and woodland in sub-Saharan Africa.
Meerkat in the Wild

Seen here meeting for the first time, this meerkat and newborn warthog share an enclosure at the ‘Ouwehands dierenpark’ zoo in The Netherlands. The warthog was taking his first walk outside when he was approached by the meerkat, who we hope is just giving him an enthusiastic greeting.

The cute meerkat and micro pig – named Timon and Pumbaa

After a hesitant first meeting the hairy hombres hit it off and couldn’t be separated. And workers at Tropical Inc, an education animal display company based in Dunhampton, Worcestershire, immediately noticed a more than striking resemblance to the famous characters.

Timon and Pumbaa play around with each othe

In an incredible real-life parallel to the cartoon characters, Timon is an outgoing and self-absorbed meerkat. Kelly added: ‘There was a little chicken wire fence between them and Timon was desperately trying to find a way through to get to Pumbaa.

Kelly Shambly, 24, an animal career at Tropical Inc poses with Timon and Pumbaa

‘He is really outgoing and always looking to explore the world. He’s interested in anything new, and having a big pig next to him was obviously an exciting thing. ‘Pumbaa is definitely more reserved and slopes about the place in an unenthusiastic manner much like pigs often do. Kelly, who helps run Tropical Inc, has been helping rear the young pair ever since their births around nine weeks ago.

Real-time about Timon and Pumbaa
Real-time about meerkat and Warthog

She added: ‘We take the animals to people who would not normally get the chance to get so close to different and exotic animals. ‘We’ve put on parties for all ages – from toddlers to 70-year-old’s birthday parties, but everyone loves Timon and Pumbaa equally. ‘There hasn’t been a time when someone hasn’t mentioned the resemblance of them to the characters.’ We’re sure the two of them will be best friends in no time, just like the dynamic duo of Timon and Pumbaa in Disney’s “The Lion King.

You read more about Warthog at here.

Source:  Daily Mail



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