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Last Updated: Wednesday April 28 2010 04:47 GMT

Lonely meerkat finds a mate online

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A lonely meerkat called Lilly has found a mate after her owners set her up a website and posted an advert online!

The site has had 74,000 hits, and soon the owner of another meerkat from Cambridge spotted the ad and the two animals were introduced.

Lilly and her new pal, who has been named Mr Darcy, are now both living at Lilly's home at a park in Leicestershire.

They seem to be getting on really well and keepers hope they will breed soon.

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