ADORABLE Meerkat pups have been born at the Welsh Mountain Zoo.

The babies are small enough to fit in the palm of a human hand.

Mother Bonnie gave birth to the quintet of babies - five - at the Colwyn Bay based attraction.

All are doing well and are already finding their feet.

Peter Litherland, animal collections manager at the Welsh Mountain Zoo, said: "All of our babies are super cute and none more so than our meerkats.

"They are six weeks old now and have already developed that inquisitive and cheeky nature that defines their character.

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A quintet of babies have been welcomed

"I’d encourage lovers of meerkats to come and take a look whilst they are at this infant stage."

Footage of the babies looking out of their enclosures has been released.

The babies are growing rapidly and are gaining in size and confidence.

This week the zoo is celebrating National Volunteers Week.

The zoo currently has around 50 volunteers who offer help and support across the site in various roles and capacities from animal husbandry to grounds maintenance, education and fundraising support.

Kim Wood, director of Living Collections at the zoo, said: “I couldn’t say that there was one particular attribute or personality trait that defines our volunteers other than their love and passion for the zoo, its animals, and grounds.

"We are incredibly grateful for the time, commitment and enthusiasm that they dedicate to us and are pleased to be part of initiatives such as this which celebrate their achievements."