Sarah Foster and Mike Liggins with the meerkats
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Colchester Zoo meerkats steal show as headcount starts

Meerkats stole the show when the annual stock take began at Colchester Zoo in Essex.

Zoo curator Sarah Foster said the leafcutter ants were the most difficult species to count at about 500,000. The meerkats were simple - at just 13 - but proved a bit of a handful for Look East reporter Mike Liggins.

  • 04 Jan 2013