Friday, July 27, 2007

VapoRub helps warring meerkats become best of friends

Three new arrivals at Paultons Park, near Ower, have been introduced to the park's two resident meerkats. To prevent the animals from attacking the newcomers - which is the usual instinct for meerkats - the keepers came up with the ingenious idea of using Vicks VapoRub. The novel solution involves rubbing Vicks on the animals' noses, under their tails and around their enclosure to block their scent for a couple of days. It has been such a success they are now recommending it to other animal keepers. (via)

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