Aike and Monteago

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Claire Paffey

I was watching a programme called Meerkat Manor one evening (I'm not usually big on wildlife programmes, but, heh) and got totally transfixed by two meerkats on there that were like a furry Romeo and Juliet. So I drew these adorable two! It prompted me to do a lot of meerkat research; for example, meerkats have an average life span of 12-14 years and feed on small bugs, scorpions, stuff like that. Their claws are extremely sharp for burrowing and, did you know, according to an ancient African belief meerkats protect villages from werewolves, known as 'moon devils'.  I call them Aike, for the girl, and Monteago for the boy. I think that suits them.   

Published More than a year ago

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