It's simples! Unlucky-in-love meerkat gives birth to quads after finding a mate online

By Daily Mail Reporter

Meerkat mummy: Lilly with Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Stumpy-Mo at Twinlakes family Theme ParkLeicestershire

These adorable quadruplets are the offspring of meerkat Lilly - who found her mate on her own 'dating website'.

The unlucky-in-love mammal was ignored by all potential suitors when she moved from a zoo in Devon to Twinlakes Family Theme Park in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.

Following a worldwide campaign - and offers from male meerkats around the globe - Lilly had her first date with the aptly named Mr Darcy and the two fell in love.

Just 11 weeks later, Lilly, three, gave birth to tiny Eeny, Meeny, Miney and Stumpy-Mo who were proudly shown off to the public for the first time today.

Emma Roe, office manager at Twinlakes, who has been managing Lilly's dating website said she was 'thrilled' at the birth of the quadruplets.

She said: 'We are thrilled that Lilly has found love and now has a family; it's been a long emotional journey.'

In her original advert - which attracted more than 50 offers of love - Lilly said she was a 'fun-loving three-year-old Meerkat'.

'Long journey': Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Stumpy-Mo were born following a worldwide internet campaign

She described herself as: 'Alert, dark eyed, inquisitive, free spirited lady with a good sense of humour who enjoys fine dining, digging and cosy nights in!'

Sandy Gyorvari, park manager at Twinlakes, said the chemistry between the couple had been apparent from their first date on April 23.

She said: 'Lilly and Mr Darcy obviously hit it off instantly - they really are a Meerkat match made in heaven, and are doting parents.

'We are all incredibly proud of Lilly and in our wildest dreams we couldn't have hoped for more.'

Helen Saxby, meerkat keeper, said the babies, who were born on April 11, were having fun exploring their enclosure with their proud parents.

She said: 'Eeny, Meeny Miney and Stumpy-Mo are doing very well and are now starting to explore their enclosure.

'Initially we were concerned about Stumpy-Mo as he has a very tiny tail and Meerkats use their tails for balance, he is a little bit wobbly compared to his siblings but seems to be coping well.'

Other meerkats are now able to use, which is also a social networking site.

source: dailymail