Fellow Earthlings Wildlife Center

As you know, Mike and I are animal lovers, so we are always looking for new places to interact with animals that we wouldn’t usually have the chance to see outside of a zoo!  We had heard of Fellow Earthlings Wildlife Center, which is outside of Palm Springs, and knew we needed to go.  For Mike’s 30th birthday, he decided on a weekend in La Quinta, which is about 45 minutes from Fellow Earthlings…so we scheduled our visit with the meerkats!

We had “adopted” a meerkat for a $100 donation, and this allowed us to get a two-hour visit with three of the most adorable meerkats!  We were also lucky enough to meet the center’s director, Pam Bennett-Wallberg, who was honestly one of the most delightful people I’ve ever met.  She is a meerkat expert, and was a consultant for the character Timon on The Lion King and was the (human) face for the Animal Planet series Meerkat Manor.  Pam was so kind and we loved hearing her stories about Africa!

We got to feed and interact with the meerkats Lozi, Kulu, and Kavango.  They enjoyed digging for mealworms from our gloved hands and playing around with their toys.  We loved watching them – they are characters!  This is definitely a highly recommended outing!!

DSC_8673Happy Birthday Boy, Fellow Earthlings, 2015

DSC_8686Breakfast Time, Fellow Earthlings, 2015

DSC_8723Staying Alert, Fellow Earthlings, 2015

DSC_8692Mealworm Feast, Fellow Earthlings, 2015

DSC_8669Perimeter Sweep, Fellow Earthlings, 2015

DSC_8759Sitting Pretty, Fellow Earthlings, 2015

DSC_8736Couch Potato, Fellow Earthlings, 2015

DSC_8772Worm Hunt, Fellow Earthlings, 2015

DSC_8781Having a Ball, Fellow Earthlings, 2015

Fellow Earthlings 003Photog in Action, Fellow Earthlings, 2015

DSC_8767Bag Burrowing, Fellow Earthlings, 2015

Fellow Earthlings 012Peek-A-Boo, Fellow Earthlings, 2015

Fellow Earthlings 010Tea Time, Fellow Earthlings, 2015

DSC_8832Keeping an Eye on the Outside World, Fellow Earthlings, 2015

DSC_8819Farmhouse Fun, Fellow Earthlings, 2015

Fellow Earthlings 009I See You, Fellow Earthlings, 2015

DSC_8790Meerkat in the Doghouse, Fellow Earthlings, 2015

Fellow Earthlings 006Hiding in Plain Sight, Fellow Earthlings, 2015

Fellow Earthlings 007Brotherly Love, Fellow Earthlings, 2015

DSC_8834Lazy Sunday, Fellow Earthlings, 2015

DSC_8731Contemplating Life, Fellow Earthlings, 2015

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