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Real Life Timon: Meerkat Cracks Up (VIDEO)

Real Life Timon: Meerkat Cracks Up (VIDEO) via Babble

Real life Timon?

Remember Timon from Disney’s The Lion King and how more specifically, the way he giggled?

I admit I thought that was quite an exaggeration until I heard this meerkat laughing his little head off.

It seems that the person in the video is a supreme tickler because the more he tickles the meerkat, the more the animal cracks up.

Perhaps it’s their daily diet of insects that keep them so jolly. Remember the grub scene in the movie? Gulp. While meerkats do primarily eat insects, they also consume  snakes, scorpions, spiders, eggs, small mammals, and even small birds.

Overlooking their unappealing diet, they are really cute animals and one of the visually striking things about them are their straight postured stance. So the next time you find yourself tuning into The Lion King, or watching a meerkat in the zoo, remember this cute lil critter and how ticklish he is.


Do you find meerkats cute? Or in your opinion, are they just elongated squirrels?

Image: YouTube


Follow Danielle on Twitter and Facebook and Pinterest (where she maintains an ‘Adorable Pups’ board), or find her at her blog, Just Write Mom and Babble’s Strollerderby.



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