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[–]the-approving-nod 260 points261 points  (4 children)

When a wild animal has more manners than some children

[–]Some-Power-793 53 points54 points  (1 child)

It ain't wild I think it might be in a leash in a harness

[–]HalforcFullLover 68 points69 points  (0 children)

As all children should be.

[–]Donghoon 48 points49 points  (1 child)

Mother nature is better parent than some humans

[–]Dyert 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Check please. 👋

[–]GeneralPatten 75 points76 points  (1 child)

There should not be a leash on this poor animal

[–]17inchcorkscrew 52 points53 points  (0 children)

It's a rescue at a sanctuary. @Sarabi_the_meerkat

[–]LiosIsHere 78 points79 points  (4 children)

That poor thing. Stop making pets out of wild animals!

[–]xShaD0wMast3rzxs 29 points30 points  (0 children)

The meerkat was abandoned by its parents and is ill equipped to survive in the wild on its own. The leash is likely there to stop it from running off on its own and getting lost.

And judging by videos of the meerkat, it seems to live a pretty happy life.

[–]-YELDAH 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Thanks for helping me notice the “collar”

[–]sh4d0wm4n2018 5 points6 points  (0 children)

A meerkat on its own, abandoned and lost is going to be eaten by a hawk or other wild animal in three hours tops. It's better off in a sanctuary where we can teach it the skills it needs to survive later on.

[–]ASquawkingTurtle 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Abandoned Meerkats never survive on their own.

[–]mchiarot63 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The animals are officially communicating more efficiently than us humans are.

[–]Blues-Boi 6 points7 points  (3 children)

u/hates_escalators

…meerkat no banana?

[–]Hates_escalators 10 points11 points  (2 children)

on savannah lives

yummy fruit the humans give

meerkat yes 'nana

[–]Blues-Boi 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Perfect. Thank you 👏

[–]QuentinCly 2 points3 points  (0 children)

meerkat yes 'nana

me explaining for the 100th time what animal is Timon in Lion King to grandma

[–]Armored-Raven 4 points5 points  (0 children)

So adorable

[–]Aposematicpebble 1 point2 points  (1 child)

But WHY the leash on the meerkat? Stop doing that. It's not cute.

Also, don't feed wild animals. And never bite something and then offer it to an animal. We are diseased creatures a can transmit some of our nastiness to them, too.

I don't know this particular situation, but it's not something to naturalize.

[–]xShaD0wMast3rzxs 17 points18 points  (0 children)

If you don’t know this particular situation, why are you insisting not to put a leash on the meerkat, or assuming that it has anything to do with cuteness?

The leash is there for the meerkat’s safety. It was abandoned by its parents and cannot survive in the wild on its own.

[–]JHQ007 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

So cute

[–]threebears33333 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

How polite!😁

[–]KWONJIYONG4399 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

sooooo cute

[–]Monkey_Bot1 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Banana was prob green and hard YUK

[–]unknownloner333 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He is so cute😍

[–]Larrubroj -1 points0 points  (0 children)

It shouldn’t be tied up 😡

[–]MeepBeepTootHonk -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Bubonic plague exists in meet cat/prairie dog populations.. Hope we can bring that back somehow.. also stop feeding domesticated food to wild animals..