The snake-bitten meerkat’s miraculous recovery | Planet Earth Live – BBC

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Watch the BBC first on iPlayer 👉 After a bite from a cape cobra and disappearing for 2 days, Ernesto’s life hangs in the balance.

The global live wildlife event continues, as the teams present the latest news on all the animal stars. In Kenya, Richard has more news on the vulnerable lion cubs and the newborn elephant calf.

In the woods in North America, Julia is with the bear cubs and has an update from California on the migrating gray whale mothers and calves. Also, there are reports on the monkeys and those charming meerkats.

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  1. Swift: How did you survive?

    Ernesto's dream:
    – Mongoose Jesus: Oh poor child…
    – Ernesto: Wha? Who are you?
    – MJ: I witness thy are suffering, allow me to share my strength with thy.

    Ernesto: Oh I just slept it off

  2. Awwww this poor little guy, makes me feel so bad and sad for poor Ernesto. Makes me wanna kill the snake and leave it for Ernesto and his family. OMG 😭😭😭😭😭 this is so sad, he’s been left all alone to die alone. Poor little fella

  3. Just amazing that Ernesto is alive. And that snake had enough venom to kill 10 growing men and in 2 days up and back with the family! Incredible!

  4. the funny thing about this is that meerkats are members of the mongoose family and are immune to most snake venoms they get sicks for a while which can be dangerous but its very rarly the venom that actually kills them which i find amussing cause we humans think were big and bad ass but one bite from these snakes and your ass is pushing up daisys same snake bites a tiny little meerkat it will probably end up as dinner and the bitten meerkat takes a two day bender on snake venom

  5. Imagine being a foot tall in that place. With literal monsters out there who can swoop down and take you away. Or surprise you and viciously bite and try to kill you. And oh yeah, take care of those kids too right? Deep respect for the meerkats. Amazing animals.

  6. The crew could have helped little Ernesto right?. I mean BBC is getting money from these docuseries, I know you should not interfere with nature but its called compassion

  7. Is this Meerkat Manor? I remember Shakespeare died in ep.3. Many angry moms calling to cancel the show because their kids were traumatized LMAO.

    Shakespeare was a STUD. RIP young king.


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