Mabili (VDF005) was the long term dominant female of the Drie Doring family. She was born in the group and took dominance at the age of 2 years old. She gave birth to 22 pups and was dominant for many years. When she died, her daughter Makonkie took her place and was dominant for many years. She died and her daughter Mist is dominant. Mabili's granddaughter Mist leads the group as of today.
Burgan (VDM049) was born on the 16th August 1999 in the Drie Doring Mob. His code is VDM049. His mother was Mabili. He was born with one litter-mate. He stayed in Drie Doring for two years until he began to rove. He soon left the group witt other Drie Doring males. They met up with two Lazuli females in the year 2001. They joined the Lazuli females and started a new group, called the Moomins. The Moomins established a territory. Burgan was the oldest male in the group and took the position of dominant male and Grumpy took the role of dominant female. After a while, both Burgan and Grumpy were fitted with radio collars. After a while, Grumpy gave birth many litter fathered by Burgan. He was dominant male of the group for many years until on the 1st January 2007, he sadly died.
Keros (VDM055) was born in the Drie Doring Mob. His mother most likely was Mabili the dominant female for many years. He lived in the Drie Doring at least for the first few years of his life. He took to roving with some other males and joined some Avatar females. Some of these females were Morgause(VAF005) and Igraine(VAF004). They stayed together and formed a new group called the Young Ones. Keros was one of the oldest males and so he took male dominance. Morgause won female dominance over the other females. He fathered many pups including Holly, the first dominant female of the Whiskers. His family the Young Ones are no more as of November 2008. His blood-line still runs strong in many group today.
Gazebo(VDM102) was born on September 29, 2004. He was born in the Drie Doring. His mother was Mabili(VDF005). Gazebo stayed in Drie Doring for a short period of time. Gazebo left the Drie Doring to rove. He then came across a group known as the Frisky and joined them. The Frisky had no dominant male in the group, so Gazebo took over as dominant male. The dominant female was Bootle and became his breeding mate. Gazebo was then fitted with a radio collar. Gazebo and Bootle lead until February 2010 when Bootle died and Quaver took dominance. Gazebo is still in the group today.
Osprey was a Lazuli male born to Ziziphus(VAF002) and Belgarion(VLM001). He was dominant male of the Lazuli group until he left and joined Drie Doring. He took the position of dominant male beside Makonkie dominant female . They both led the group for many years until Makonkie died. Osprey left the group and disappeared. He holds the Titale as the heaviest non pregnant meerkat in the Kalahari Meerkat Project.
Makonkie (VDF089) was the daughter of Mabili. She became the dominant of Drie Doring after her mother died. Her partner was Osprey from Lazuli. Makonkie died and her daughter Mist is dominant female of the group.
Mist (VDF115) is the current dominant female of the Drie Doring Mob. She was born in the Drie Doring with two litter-mate brothers, Thor and Loki. Her mother was Makonkie. Mist took over dominance when her mother Makonkie was died in 2008. Her brother Thor was dominant male of the group after stealing the role from Finn MacCool. Thor disappeared and Finn MacCool is dominant male again. Mist gave birth to litters of pups in the group and is doing great as dominant female.
Finn MacCool (VDM108) was born on April 6, 2006 in the Drie Doring Mob. His mother was Clarabella. He established dominance in Drie Doring in 2006 when Makonkie, Mabili's daughter, established female dominance. Finn MacCool held dominance with Makonkie at his side for three years until in 2008, Makonkie died and her daughter Mist took the dominant female position. Finn MaCool still held dominant male a short time longer untill Mist's brother Thor deposed him and took male dominance in Drie Doring. Fin MacCool stayed in the Drie Doring as a subordinate male and sentry guard. Thor left to go roving and Finn MacCool being the oldest male in the group too dominance again. He is still the Dominant male in the Drie Doring with Mist.
Thor (VDM114) was born in the Drie Doring group on the 3rd of September 2006. His parents were Makonkie and Osprey. He was born in a litter of 3 pups, his two litter-mates were Mist and Loki. He and his siblings all survived to adulthood. Thor lived the first part of his lfe as a subordinate male in the group. His mother Makonkie died in October 2008 and his father Osprey left the group. Thor's sister Mist over as dominant female Finn MaCool took over as dominant male. Thor then overthrew Finn MaCool and took over as dominant male. He could not breed with Mist but still performed well as the dominant female of the group. Mist gave birth to litters in the group, the pups lived. By November 2008, Thor left the group to go roving and did not return to the group. After his departure, Finn MaCool took back the role of dominant male of the group.