This hilarious video shows how simples it is to make a meerkat LAUGH – by TICKLING its tummy.
The meerkat - named Alexander after the Compare The Market Russian critter – was filmed laughing with pleasure at Whitehouse Farm Centre near Morpeth, Northumberland.
His keepers regularly stroke his and his fellow meerkat’s stomachs – causing them to make a giggle-like sound.
Staff member Karen Lovatt said the ticklish creatures are spreading the laughter and sending visitors into stitches.
She said: “Meerkats are very vocal and they do tend to make the noise. They all have their own character, but they all definitely like being tickled.”