moved into Shuttleworth College where a palatial mansion house and
stunning grounds are in keeping with the lifestyle of master of all
meerkats Aleksandr Orlov, currently residing in Moscow.
With over half a million Facebook fans and 24,000 Twitter
followers, Aleksandr is known to lead anything but the “simples”
life as successful businessKat and founder of
Carl Groombridge, Manager of the Animal Care Centre at Shuttleworth College
explained that he receives lots of enquiries from visitors about
meerkats and added:
“Meerkats have become one of our most popular animals with
visitors asking questions about these fascinating creatures. With
blasts of cold weather from Russia at the moment, Shuttleworth
would be a home from home for Aleksandr and his team.”
Meerkats are one of the animals that are at home at Shuttleworth
College, along with just about every family of species in the world
including exotic species from amphibians, invertebrates, small
mammals and reptiles, to birds and larger animals.
Shuttleworth College provides a stimulating environment where
students learn about animal husbandry, how to create and build
habitats from scratch to meet wildlife standards, and develop
breeding programmes. The aim is to give students a taste of
all aspects of animal welfare and management in preparation for
careers from practical hands-on jobs to highly academic research
and scientific opportunities.