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Last Updated: Thursday April 30 2009 15:43 GMT

In pictures: Hand-reared baby meerkats

Meerkats Lia and Roo at London Zoo

Baby meerkats Lia and Roo have become the latest additions to go on show at London Zoo. They're being reared by keepers after being abandoned by their mother.

Hand rearing a meerkat

The baby meerkats have adapted to being hand reared very well! They need feeding every two hours day and night.

Meerkats Lia and Roo at London Zoo

Say cheese! It looks like they've settled in to life in front of the cameras.

Meerkat at London Zoo

Ah cute! Apparently they are very mischievous and want to play all the time!