SIX adorable meerkat babies have been born in a Sussex zoo... and you could name them.

Drusillas Park in Alfriston welcomed six meerkat pups during the coronavirus lockdown.

Now zookeepers are appealing to the public to suggest names for the new arrivals.

“The new little babies are all doing really well and it’s wonderful to see them running around together,” said head keeper Sophie Leadbitter.

“Our visitors really love to see the baby meerkats playing and enjoying the sunshine, and we are so excited they are now able to meet them.

“Our meerkat mob is going from strength to strength and it’s really great to see.

“Six is a lot of babies to name, so we are appealing for the public’s help.”

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More than 500 entries have already been submitted to the competition on Drusillas’ Facebook page.

Two lucky winners will be selected to name the pups - one for the three boys and one for the trio of girls.

Zookeepers want the names to tie in together for each trio - for example, Snap, Crackle, and Pop for the boys and Spring, Summer, and Autumn for the girls.

But get thinking, the competition closes at midnight tomorrow and winners will be announced on Thursday.

For details on how to enter the competition visit and read the top post.