Scoop was rescued from unfortunate circumstances in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. He was approximately 4-6 weeks of age and very dehydrated when a Strand local found him for sale on the side of the road in May 2019. After being confiscated and nursed back to health with appropriate fluids and nutrition, Scoop became too human-habituated for rehabilitation. He has found a permanent home at our facility in Somerset West, playing an important role in educating the public at Cheetah Outreach – especially the discouragement of keeping meerkats as illegal pets.


Scoop, also addressed affectionally by his primary caregiver of “Jelly Bean”, has an intriguing personality, where love and hate come hand-in-hand. He is definitely a special character.