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Last Updated: Friday February 20 2009 13:34 GMT

Newborn meerkats face world's press

The meerkat pups, Nairobi (top) and Zanzibar

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These two cuties are the first meerkat pups to be born at Sydney's Taronga Zoo in nine years!

Zanzibar and Nairobi are four weeks old, weigh just over 100gm and have recently started eating worms.

They've also started exploring the zoo's desert-themed enclosure, which now houses five female and four male meerkats.

But it's not all fun and games, first they had to get their first public appearance out of the way by posing for this photoshoot.