Swansea Valley meerkats: simples
MEET a couple of the Swansea Valley's newest — and cutest — residents.
The boss of the Pen-y-cae Inn has his hands more full than usual at the moment thanks to the arrival of three baby meerkats.
When he's not busy in the kitchen of the eaterie, Anthony Christopher can be found in the grounds of the restaurant with some special guests — a mini zoo and sanctuary for animals in need of a good home.
The five-week-old meerkats are the latest arrivals at the Pen-y-cae restaurant, and join their parents and a menagerie of other creatures who have found a new home in the Upper Swansea Valley including wallabies, pygmy goats, ducks and Patagonian mara.
Colbren-born Mr Christopher, who as a youngster fed in passion for animals with regular trips to the Penscynor Wildlife Park in Cilfrew, said: "This is the second litter of meerkats we've had this year.
"People love them — they are very cute and very intelligent animals but they don't make good pets because they like to live in colonies."