New College Stamford’s baby meerkats named following competition

Baby meerkats at New College Stamford EMN-160923-121218001
Baby meerkats at New College Stamford EMN-160923-121218001
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Five baby meerkats born at New College Stamford over the summer have been named after members of the public were asked to submit suggestions.

The babies are among 350 animals from 72 different species which live in the college’s animal studies department.

After sifting through a large number of entries in the meerkat naming competition – and following much deliberation – the meerkats have been named Panda, Gecko, Lizzy, Chase and Tyrone.

The names were suggested by Faheema Farah, who will now be invited to visit the college, in Drift Road, Stamford, to meet the meerkats.

If you would like the chance to meet the baby meerkats for yourself, and want to get a taste of a course in animal studies, book yourself a place at the college’s open evening on Tuesday, January 24, from 5pm to 8pm.

For more information about courses at New College Stamford call 01780 48411, or visit