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Photos of an Adorable Meerkat in Al Ain Zoo

One of the animals that caught our attention during our visit to the Al Ain Zoo was a meerkat. We already passed by and took photos of a few animals when we chanced upon an open shelter with these creatures in it.

According to the description placed by Al Ain Zoo, Meerkats are active during the day and forage by turning over rocks and digging in soil and grass for insects. Their activities are controlled by the soil temperature. When the weather is too hot or cool they will remain in their burrow.

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cute meerkat animal in Al Ain Zoo

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something is catching its attention

Anyway, I saw this particular meerkat that looked as though it was looking for something. My eyes were focused to where it was trying to go and what it was trying to find. I ended up taking plenty of pictures.

Spotting an Adorable Meerkat in Al Ain Zoo

al ain zoo meerkat
looking for something

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it was observing its surroundings

It’s eyes were in wonder, looking at other visitors spending their day in the zoo. It also seemed restless. I was glad I was able to take some steady shots despite the short time.

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walking further

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timed shot

Some of my photos turned out blurry, some turned out alright. It’s nice to see animals such as this up close. I didn’t expect that this was great highlight in our trip to the greenest part of the UAE (Al Ain City).

meerkat al ain
one last look before it went into hiding

al ain meerkat
eyes seemed watery eh?

This meerkat is just one of the many beautiful animals that are housed in the zoo. You may check it out for day trip with friends/family/children for a fun and educational excursion. This trip to the Al Ain Zoo was organized by Funtours Dubai.  Below is their contact information.

How to Get There

You can take the bus from Dubai to Al Ain and then from Al Ain, take a taxicab to Al Ain Zoo. Otherwise, you can also book an organized tour with experienced tour agencies for the added convenience.

FunTours Dubai
Contact Number: 04 283 0889
Office Address: Al Garhoud, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, P.O. Box 114242

Check out our other adventures in the city of Al Ain here:

Author Bio

I love to explore places in Dubai and take photos of attractions & food trips and share my adventures in this blog. I curently use a Fujifilm X-E1 mirrorless camera and a GoPro Hero4 Silver when taking pictures. Feel free to browse through the archive!

1 comment… add one
  • Josh Mar 14, 2016, 12:59 pm

    how adorable. Great picture! How close were you when you took this shot?

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