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Baobab Mob

Baobab Mob.jpg

Date of Forming
December 2007
Founders
Dominant Female(s)
Dominant Male(s)
Current Dominant Female
VBBF127
Current Dominant Male
Number of Members
21
Pregnant Meerkat(s)
VBBF127, VBBF132, VBBF134, VBBF135 and VBBF137
Evicted Meerkat(s)
None
Roving Meerkat(s)
VVHM089 x1 and O'Mally
Absent Meerkat(s)
None
Pup(s)
0


The Baobab Mob was formed in 2007 by four Whiskers females and three wild males. There have been several dominance disputes on both male and female sides. When the group was formed, Hawkeye and Al Pacino seized the dominant positions, however, Hawkeye was overthrown by her sister Cruise, but managed to reclaim her position within a few months. Then Al Pacino was deposed by Al Capone. The Baobab had grown very fast due to the fact that both Hawkeye and Cruise had produced successful litters. The Baobab were among the large successful groups of the KMP having over 50 Baobab born members. The Baobab had its second group split when nine meerkats including Cruise and Al Catraz and seven other meerkats splintered away to form the Urukhai, the two groups soon reunited. In April 2010, Hawkeye died when she was hit by a car on the main road and Cruise took dominance of the group again. The Baobab lost some of their success like most of the mob during the drought with few pups being born or surviving. In 2013 the mob started to lose members, but they eventually recovered. In September 2013 Cruise was predated and Amarula took her place as the new dominant female. 

Dominant Pair

When the group formed, Hawkeye and Al Pacino became the dominant pair. In July 2008, Cruise overthrew Hawkeye, but Hawkeye was able to regain dominance in September. In March 2009, Al Pacino lost dominance to Al Capone. Sadly, Hawkeye died in April 2010 when she was hit by a car on the main road and Cruise took over dominance once again. She remained the dominant female until mid-2013 when Cruise was predated leaving her daughter Amarula as the new dominant female in her place. In late 2013, Al Capone started taking to roving, leaving the dominant male position unclear. He re-established himself as the dominant male when he returned, but was ousted by his son Mr. Lahey in December 2013. In October 2014 Mr. Lahey left the group and male dominance was left unclear. In February 2015 Butch became the dominant male, but three months later he and some other Baobab males left the group, leaving the position of dominant male vacant. Bandy Borehole became the natal dominant male in July 2015, followed by Bubba in October 2015. In May 2016 Willy from Van Helsing became the new dominant male following Bubba's departure. In January 2018, the dominant pair passed away from TB. Will the passing of Hippie in October 2018, the last remaining female, the Baobab Mob was officially declared lost.

Current Members

The Baobab have 21 members as of December 2017.

VBBF127  Dominant Female

Willy (VVHM089) Dominant Male

Berlioz (VBBM120)

Toulouse (VBBM123)

O'Mally (VBBM124)

VBBM125

VBBM128

VBB?129

VBB?131

VBBF132

VBBM133

VBB?134

VBB?135

VBB?136

VBB?137

VBB?140

VBB?141

VBB?142

King Julian (VBBM146)

VBB?147

Baobab Foundation Groups

Urukhai Mob was a short-lived mob formed in late 2009 by a Baobab splinter consisting of eight females and one male. The group lasted only one month as all of its members rejoined the Baobab.

Acacia Mob was a short-lived mob discovered in May 2013 when four evicted Baobab females that had been Last Seen in 2012 were seen with two wild males. The group went missing for two months after the only collared meerkat. The Acacia were no longer followed after October 2013.

Friksarmy Mob (formerly known as the Freakin' Awesome Mob) was formed in July 2013 by twelve Baobab males and nine Kung Fu females. Dominance was unstable and changed several times and the group was later lost to disease in 2015.

Chalibonkas Mob was formed in November 2013 by one Baobab male, three Lazuli males and two Sequoia females that were evicted from the Überkatz. The group was lost in February 2015 when the dominant female was Last Seen along with its last two remaining subordinates, while the remaining male went on to join the Axolotls.

Nematoads Mob was formed in January 2014 by one Baobab male, three evicted Lazuli females and one wild male. The group was lost in March 2017.

Youma Mob was formed in October 2014 when two Baobab males teamed up with two Pandora females and a few wild meerkats. The Baobab males later abandoned the group to join the Pandora and a few Pandora males had joined the Youma. The group was later lost.

Teabags Mob was formed in November 2014 when three dispersing Baobab members joining up with wild males, one of which was a former member of the Mayans. The group was Last Seen in March 2015.

Ubuntu Mob was formed October 2016 by three evicted Baobab females. The group is still alive today.

Elrond's Council Mob was discovered in January 2018 when two Baobab females that had previously been Last Seen were found with four wild males. The group is still alive today.

Rivals

When the Baobab first formed, their main rivals were the Aztecs, Van Helsing and the Moomins, however, the Moomins moved away and disappeared. The Sequoia moved in next to the Baobab and became their new rivals. The Urukhai Mob were the Baobab's closest rivals till the group was lost along with the Moomins. All other mobs moved away and as of 2011 the Zulus and Misfits were the Baobab's closest rivals, however, the Misfits were no longer followed and the Lazuli started to have encounters with the Baobab. The Überkatz also moved in on Baobab territory, however, the smaller mob often flees the scene when faced against the larger Baobab. In January 2014, the Nematoads and Skyfish became their new rivals. In 2015 the Pandora became their main rivals, though they began having encounters with Van Helsing again as well as the TB-or-not-TB.

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