The Daily Treat: The Oakland Zoo Welcomes Three Baby Meerkats

Oakland Zoo Meerkat Pups: Photo
Not one, not two but three baby meerkats!
Courtesy Oakland Zoo

updated 03/12/2013 AT 05:30 PM EDT

originally published 03/12/2013 AT 01:00 PM EDT

Three's company for the Oakland Zoo, where a trio of meerkat pups are making their grand (read: adorable) entrance.

Meet Ayo, Rufaro and Nandi.

The zoo babies are nearly 6 weeks old, but keepers have yet to determine their sexes, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. Their birth marks the zoo's first successful litter in more than a year, and the trio are already fitting right in with the other five members of the exhibit's meerkat mob.

"It has been wonderful watching the mob raise the pups," zoological manager Victor Alm said in a statement. "It has truly been a collective effort, and all the adults are taking their turns caring for and teaching the new pups their different roles and jobs needed to be a productive meerkat."

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