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Van Helsing Mob

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Date of Forming
January 2008
Dominant Female(s)
Flo, Billy, Frusciante, Bes 1 and Egg, Inara Van Helsing
Dominant Male(s)
Titan, Romburg, VVHM068, Chemical Kev's Moped, Angel Shuffle and Küçük.
Current Dominant Female
Inara Van Helsing
Current Dominant Male
Number of Members
Pregnant Meerkat(s)
Evicted Meerkat(s)
Goblin, Zoe, Inara.
Roving Meerkat(s)
Heroe, Fatboy, Grand Obstacle, Mal, VVHM108
Absent Meerkat(s)

The Van Helsing Mob was formed in January 2008 when three Whiskers females along with four pups teamed up with two wild males. Dominance was first taken by Titan and Flo. The group grew rapidly due to the females' ability to successfully raise litters. The Van Helsing have managed to maintain relatively high group numbers since their foundation.

Dominant Pair

When the Van Helsing came into existence, the position of dominant female was taken by Flo and the position of dominant male was taken by Titan. However Flo was overthrown by her younger sister Billy and sadly went missing. Billy reigned for three years, until she was sadly predated in April 2013. Her daughter Frusciante became the next dominant female even though she was not the oldest female in the group. Following this, the long-term dominant male Titan left the group. Two months later Romburg finally took dominance over the group. In late 2013 Frusciante was overthrown and Bes 1 became the new dominant female. After Romburg took to roving a wild male, VVHM068, joined the group and took dominance. In March 2014 the group underwent changes again, Egg became the new dominant female and Chemical Kev's Moped became the dominant male. After Chemical Kev departed at the end of 2015, another wild male Angel Shuffle became the dominant male. His time was brief, he left the group in early 2016 and was replaced by Küçük. In November 2018, weakened from TB, Egg was killed during a fight against the Make-e-Plan mob, and was succeeded by Inara. As of this chance in dominance, no clear dominant male position has been established.

Current Members

The Van Helsing have 9 members as of November 2018:

Inara Van Helsing (VVHF109) Dominant Female

No clear dominant male

Heroe (VNMM017)

Fatboy (VVHM102)

Le Grand Obstaclé (VVHM103)

Zoe (VVHF105)

Mal (VVHM106)

Wash (VVHM108)











Rival Mobs

Van Helsing has a huge territory north of the farm house and have had many rivals over the years. Their first rivals were the Baobab, Aztecs and the Nequoia. A wild group called the Misfits later became the Van Helsing's rivals, but they eventually disappeared as they could not be fully habituated. In 2013 the Sequoia and Mayans became the Van Helsing's new rivals, but the Mayans moved away and the Sequoia died down due to disease. Following that the Van Helsing avoided group encounters for an entire year, probably due to their large intimidating size. In 2016 the Quintessentials became their rivals, though they had died out by the end of the year. The equally-large Baobab mob became the Van Helsing's main rivals throughout 2016 and 2017.