Aberdeen’s newest meerkat has been introduced to the public.
Four-year-old Don has joined companion Dee at Pets Corner in Hazlehead Park.
The animal is a replacement for Don, who died in June as a result of a heart condition.
Since the names Dee and Don were chosen by a local youngster for the two meerkats when they first arrived at the facility, it has been decided the new addition will also be called Don.
He was donated by Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre in Perthshire.
Aberdeen City Council operational delivery convener John Wheeler said: “The baby meerkats have been such a popular attraction, with visitors both young and old, and it’s great we have a replacement for Don. He has been getting on great with Dee in the special meerkat home.
“We look forward to welcoming lots of people through the doors in the coming months to see the new Don.”
The meerkats have proven to be an extremely popular attraction since the facility had a £750,000 revamp and expansion, including a larger area for the fish and reptiles, and the creation of a new education room.
As part of the renovations a custom-built indoor sleeping area and large outside play area was especially built for the meerkats.
The work at Pets Corner last year included replacement of the roof over both parts of the buildings, internal alterations and refurbishment, the installation of new fish and reptile tanks, new external access ramp and paths and an upgrade to the staff facilities.
Friends of Hazlehead Park also contributed towards the work.
Other animals at the attraction include alpacas, kunekune pigs, geese, turkeys, chickens, sheep, goats, a Shetland pony, miniature donkeys, fish, reptiles, budgies, ducks, finches, chipmunks, guinea fowl, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, Lou Lou and Gethin the pygmy goat and Vadar the albino Burmese python.