Love, Meerkat Style

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Staff at the park in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, set up the site after failing to find a male mate for the single meerkat.

The site describes the three-year-old as an ‘alert, dark-eyed, inquisitive, free spirited lady with a good sense of humour who enjoys fine dining, digging and cosy nights in.’

The site drew in over 74,000 visitors before a breeder offered a match for love struck Lilly.

Named Mr Darcy, the two-year-old from Cambridge has since joined Lily at the park, where the pair are said to be settling in well.

Emma Roe, office manager, said: ‘We are delighted to have found Lilly a partner, we were contacted by a breeder who offered us a possible match – he turned out to be perfect, a two-year-old male from Cambridge.

‘Meerkats live in large social groups and within the group there is only one dominant breeding pair, he was an underdog in a mob of nine and the ideal catch for Lilly.

‘Having no name we felt ‘Mr Darcy’ was appropriate for our romantic hero’

Park manager Sandy Gyorvari added: “He’s lovely, he’s very nice mannered, and they’re getting on really well.

“Females tend to be more dominant than males so she’s bossing him about a bit, but he’s settled in really well.

“With her being on her own for a while, we were worried she had become a bit humanised and how she would react to another meerkat – she was either going to accept him or not – but it’s worked out really well. She’s actually become quite possessive over him.”

Staff now plan to turn meerkatmatch.com into a social networking site for meerkats.

I am sad that Meerkat Manor was canceled.

 Love, Meerkat Style

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