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Photoseries: Sonny, the rescued baby mongoose

Baby banded mongoose

Meet Sonny the banded mongoose © ZURI Orphanage

Editor’s note: Mongooses are wild animals and do not make good pets

Written by Dr Erika de Jager, from ZURI Orphanage

We at ZURI Orphanage have welcomed another adorably cute member into our home – Sonny the banded mongoose. Sonny was found by one of my clients – he was left abandoned in front of their room at a lodge in Namibia.

Apparently he was crying a lot (as babies do) and that’s how they discovered him.

Baby banded mongoose

Sonny when ZURI Orphanage first got him © ZURI Orphanage

When he arrived at ZURI he weighed just 59g, though fortunately he has now doubled his weight!

Baby banded mongoose

Sonny weighed just 59g when he arrived at ZURI Orphanage © ZURI Orphanage

He is able to eat on his own now, but still likes to drink milk from the bottle. He goes to the practice every day and is everyone’s favourite baby mongoose!

Take a look at some of the sweetest photos of Sonny below.

Baby banded mongoose

© ZURI Orphanage

Inquisitive baby banded mongoose

© ZURI Orphanage

Baby banded mongoose

© ZURI Orphanage

Baby banded mongoose and goat

© ZURI Orphanage

Baby banded mongoose and goat

© ZURI Orphanage

Baby banded mongoose

© ZURI Orphanage

Please help us care for all our orphans by donating here. Your donation will be highly appreciated and will be used to purchase food, medicine and pay for other related expenses occurred to care for animals at ZURI Orphanage.



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