Two mischievous meerkat pups have made their debuts at Chester Zoo.
Social duo have swapped the scrublands for Chester to take their first adventures.
The delightful pair, born on 28 August, have been cared for by their parents and the rest of the mob for the past few weeks in their underground homes.
But now the tiny youngsters have emerged from their burrows and taken their first playful steps outside.
Lucy Edwards, lead keeper at the zoo, said: “Meerkats are really sociable animals and it’s great to watch our two new pups as they mix with the rest of the mob.
“Much of their time is spent foraging, playing and grooming and it’s these types of activities that make the family such a close-knit group.”
Meerkats can be found largely across the open country and sparse woody scrublands of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Angola.
The latest arrivals are the second litter of pups to be born at the zoo this year.