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 Zaphod “KAT” <I>Vivian Whiskers</I> Meerkat

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Zaphod “KAT” Vivian Whiskers Meerkat

  • Birth 9 Dec 1998 Northern Cape, South Africa
  • Death 4 Mar 2011 Northern Cape, South Africa
  • Burial Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: Kuruman River Reserve is located North Cape, of South Africa, ZAPHOD is the only meerkat that is NOT cremated, but buried in the Kalahari under a shepherd's tree. This is not a cemetery, but part of KMP.
  • Memorial ID 94561113

Zaphod, was an African Meerkat from South Africa's Kalahari and Flower was his mate.

Zaphod was the dominate male of the Whiskers with Flower as his mate and dominate female.

Flower's title was "FLOWER Of The Kalahari." Flower was the most famous meerkat and her parents were "Holly" and "Argon" who started the whiskers.

"A very special meerkat, Zaphod was honoured in a very special way: His remains were not cremated, but buried in the Kalahari, under a shepherd's tree in what must be one of the most scenic locations in the KMP reserve: on a dune overlooking not only the farmhouses and the long-term Whiskers range, but also the region that has been Vivian territory many years ago. Even his birth burrow can be seen from the burial site... A simple wooden sign saying "Zaphod 1998 - 2011" now marks the spot."
Info from: Friends of the Kalahari Meerkat Project

There is not a Grave yard or cemetery at the Kumruman River reserve for the meerkats, and Zaphod is the only meerkat not cremated, but buried in the Kalahari, under a shepherd's tree.

The series told the story of the Whiskers, one of more than a dozen families of meerkats in the Kalahari Desert being studied as part of the Kalahari Meerkat Project, (or KPM), a long-term field study research project focused on the study of the ecological causes and evolutionary consequences of the cooperative nature of meerkats.



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  • Added: 30 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 94561113
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Zaphod “KAT” Vivian Whiskers Meerkat (9 Dec 1998–4 Mar 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 94561113, ; Maintained by Troll'sBridge (contributor 47862965) Non-Cemetery Burial, who reports a Kuruman River Reserve is located North Cape, of South Africa, ZAPHOD is the only meerkat that is NOT cremated, but buried in the Kalahari under a shepherd's tree. This is not a cemetery, but part of KMP..