To start the year with some positive news, Adelaide Zoo has announced the birth of meerkat triplets, who have emerged from their burrow this week. Here's hoping 2018 is a year of positive news for Adelaide, who lost a number of their favourite animals last year. Could this be the year they finally see a Giant Panda birth? Meerkat Pups Debut Meerkat triplets born at Adelaide Zoo Born on Christmas Eve, the week-old pups are the third litter born to parents Minie and Swazi. In July, the new parents welcomed their first pups, a litter of five, and the family grew again in October with the arrival of another three pups. The older pups have been very interactive with their smaller siblings, helping mum and dad out with babysitting duties! The sex of the newest pups will be confirmed in a few months’ time when they receive their first check-up and vaccinations. Visitors to Adelaide Zoo will start to see the tiny triplets in their habitat in front of the Giraffe for short periods each day, as they grow in confidence and start to explore the outside world. Adelaide Zoo is proud to have bred more than 80 Meerkats since 1993.