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Morgause and Sprite

Mob(s)
Dominant
Yes, formerly of the Young Ones
Date of Birth
No information
Date of Death
February 8, 2004
Cause of Death
Last Seen
Parents
Venus and VAM002
Litter-Mate(s)
Possibly Igraine and four other pups
Mate(s)
Children
Known For
Second-oldest KMP female meerkat, and the second-most productive and longest-serving dominant female.
Also Known As
One of the Famous Avatar Sisters, Holly's mother, Flower's grandmother


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Morgause(VAF005) was First Seen on January 24, 1994, in a wild group called the Avatar. Her mother was Venus, the dominant female, and her father was likely VAM002, the dominant male. Morgause was born into a large litter of six. The Avatar only existed for around year; the group was lost after the dominant female and dominant male were lost. All the males left to go roving, leaving only four females: Ziziphus, Morgause, Lazuli, and Igraine, otherwise known as the "Legendary Avatar Sisters". The four sisters did not stay together long; instead of remaining united, the sisters split up in pairs to join different unrelated males. Lazuli and Ziziphus formed the Lazuli, where they both took their turn at being the dominant female. Morgause stayed with her sister Igraine, and it wasn't long before they joined two Drie Doring rovers. The males stayed with the females and formed a new group known as the Young Ones.

Young Ones

As the group started out, there was no clear dominant couple. Morgause mated with Arah in the confusion of no dominant pair, and her sister Igraine also mated with one of the Drie Doring males. Keros established himself as the dominant male over Arah. Igraine then gave birth to a litter of four pups before Morgause. The pups were Jubulani, VYF002, VYF003, and VYF004. During this time, Morgause established herself as the dominant female. She allowed the pups to survive. She soon gave birth to the second litter of pups born in the Young Ones. The litter consisted of three pups, one of them being Stinker. He later would join the Vivian and became their long-term dominant male. Throughout the next few years, Morgause and Keros continued to raise multiple litters of Young Ones pups. Each time Morgause got pregnant, she likely evicted her sister Igraine and her nieces, Jubulani, VYF002, VYF003 and VYF004.

Morgause kept producing litters in her long reign as the dominant female. In 1998, she evicted her daughters, nieces, and sister but most of the female rejoined the group. Holly, Brambles, VYF010, and Piglet left the group to form the famous Whiskers with Lazuli males and a juvenile wild male. In 1999, Morgause evicted her sister Igraine and her nieces Jubulani, VYF003, and VYF004, who left the group and formed the Frisky with wild males. On November 11, 1999, Morgause gave birth to Mary Ellen, John Boy, Jim Bob, and Douglas. Jim Bob and Douglas would later leave the Young Ones in 2001 along with a few other sons of Morgause. Jim Bob became the long-term dominant male of the Vivian and one of her last living sons before he died in April 2007. Morgause gave birth to a new litter on October 8, 2000, including Aragorn. He later took dominance of the Young Ones after Keros died, but would later leave to form the famous Commandos. On November 23, 2001, Morgause gave birth to Asterix, Obelix, Getafix, and another male pup that died on March 10, 2002. This was the last litter she had fathered by Keros. He died and the Young Ones were left with natal dominant males Aragorn and Jim Bob.

Finally, in 2002, a pair of Elveera rovers named Sprite and Goblin joined the group and fought long and hard to become the dominate male. Although Goblin was heavier and stronger than Sprite, he lost and later left the Young Ones. Sprite won the position as the new dominant male, and Morgause accepted him as her mate. Morgause gave birth on May 5, 2002, to Alchemilla, Leo, and Eddie, this being their first surviving litter. On September 15, 2002, Morgause gave birth to Ivory, Shakti, and Veda. Her next litter came on November 29, 2002, when she gave birth to Khoik Khlo, Zulu, Venda, Ndebele, and Mia Moya. By this time, Morgause was getting older and started to produce less litters. She also lost some of her litters to her daughters, who had come of age to raise their own pups. Despite having a weaker hold on breeding rights, Morgause maintained her dominant position. Her last litter was born on December 7, 2003, when she gave birth to Grog and Staff. Morgause was dominant until 2004, when she disappeared. Morgause was very pregnant as well as toothless when she disappeared on February 18, 2004. She probably was predated by a bird of prey like most Last Seen meerkats are. Her daughter Veda succeeded her as the dominant female.

Morgause is the second dominant female to hold a long-serving alpha position. She is beaten only by Mabili, the 10-year dominant female of the Drie Doring. She places in front of Grumpy Lazuli, who was the eight-year serving Moomins dominant female. These three meerkats were also the three oldest KMP female meerkats. Morgause was the second-most productive leader, again placing just behind Mabili, who had 85 pups in all, 79 of which survived to adulthood. Morgause herself had 69 pups in her lifetime.

Successors

Morgause's oldest son Stinker became the long-term dominant male of the Vivian, as well as being the dominant male of the Gattaca and Balrog. His litter-mate Morris may have become a dominant in the Nemesis as well as the X-iles. Her eldest daughter Holly became the first dominant female of the famous Whiskers family. Either Pooh or Roo took over as the dominate female of the Umbongo. Her son Pippin became the long-term dominant male of the Frisky group as well as being the most famous rover with over 500 entries. Jim Bob became the long-term dominant male of the Vivian beside his partner Rhian. Jim Bob's litter-mate brother Douglas, despite not being a dominant male, was also famous due to his part in playing Ozzy on Meerkat Manor. Her son Aragorn became the first dominant male of the Commandos mob. Her daughter Veda took over as the dominant female of the Young Ones after her mother's disappearance, despite not being the oldest female. However, Veda only reigned for a few months before she died on August 17, 2004. Morgause and Keros' last daughter Asterix took dominance for three years until her own death in late 2007. Her last son Grog became famous for his part in playing a roving meerkat of the same name on Meerkat Manor. Her blood runs in the Whiskers, JaXX, and more. Some Young Ones males immigrated into the wild Abba, so some unhabituated groups have her blood as well. Morgause was the grandmother of the "Queen of the Kalahari", Flower, the daughter of Holly.

Children

First litter, born on March 20, 1996, fathered by Keros

Morris (VYM004), Last Seen late 1999, helped form the Nemesis mob

Stinker (VYM005), Last Seen December 2005, former Vivian, Gattaca, and Balrog dominant male

VYF006, Deceased, died July 1997

VYM007, Last Seen December 1999

Second litter, born on December 11, 1996, fathered by Keros

Brambles (VYF007), Last Seen September 2009, helped create the Whiskers

Holly (VYF008), Deceased, predated in September 2000, first dominant female of Whiskers

VYM009, Helped form X-iles, Last Seen late 1999

VYF010, Deceased, predated October 1998, helped form the Whiskers

Third litter, born on February 26, 1997, fathered by Keros

Piglet (VYF011), Last Seen September 1999, helped create Whiskers

Pooh (VYF012), Deceased, predated September 2000, a founder and dominant female of the Umbongo

Roo (VYF013), Deceased, predated April 2001, a founder and dominant female of Umbongo

Eeyore (VYM014), Last Seen September 2000

VYM015, Deceased, predated October 1997

Fourth litter, born on August 15, 1997, fathered by Keros

Durnik (VYM017), Last Seen in August 1999, helped form the Nemesis and X-iles

VYM018, Last Seen September in 2000, helped form the Nemesis and X-iles

Fifth litter, born on November 1, 1997, fathered by Keros

Pippin (VYM019), Last Seen February 2005, former Vivian and Frisky dominant male, most successful rover

VYF020, Last Seen in 2001, helped form the Umbongo

VYF021, Deceased, died 1999

Poppy (VYF022), Last Seen November 2001

Sixth litter, born on January 21, 1998, fathered by Keros

Hunca Munca (VYF023), Last Seen November 2000

Dorf (VYM024), Last Seen November 2003

Moppet (VYM025), Last Seen August 2004

Seventh litter, born May 1998, fathered by Keros

VYM026, Last Seen 1999, helped form the Nemesis

Eighth litter, born July 1998, fathered by Keros

Venus (VYF02?), Last Seen November 2000

Javis (VYM02?)

Merlin (VYM02?)

Ninth litter, born October 1998, fathered by Keros

Darwin (VYM031), Deceased, predated June 25, 2003, former dominant male of the Vivian

Presephon (VYF03?), Deceased

VYM03?, Deceased

VYF03?, Deceased

Tenth litter, born January 1999, fathered by Keros

Biko (VYM03?), Last Seen July 2002

Frodo (VYM03?), Last Seen September 2000

Merkina (VYF03?), Deceased, died December 2001

Eleventh litter, born November 11, 1999, fathered by Keros

Jim Bob (VYM059), Deceased, killed by tuberculosis in April 2007, former Vivian dominant male

Mary Ellen (VYF0??), Last Seen November 2002, helped form the Pharside gang

Douglas (VYM061), Deceased, killed by a puff adder in April 2007, former Vivian dominant male

Jason (VYM062), Last Seen January 2003

John Boy (VYM063), Last Seen July 2002

Eleventh litter, born July 2000, fathered by Keros

Tom (VYF0??), Last Seen November 2002, assisted in creating the Pharside family

Jerry (VYM0??), Last Seen

Twelfth litter, born October 2000, fathered by Keros

Elrond (VY?0??), Last Seen October 2003

Aragorn (VYM073), Deceased, predated March 2007, former dominant male of Young Ones, a founder and dominant male of Commandos

Arwen (VYF???), Last Seen October 2002, helped form the Pharside

Faramir (VY?0??)

Thirteenth litter, born March 2001, fathered by Keros

Jaxta (VYM078), Last Seen November 2003

Lil Foot (VYF07?), Last Seen November 2003

Marnpar (VYM07?), Last Seen November 2003

Nanty Walsha (VYM078), Last Seen December 2003

Fourteenth litter, born September 2001, fathered by Keros

Commodus (VYM0??), Last Seen

Maximus (VYM0??), Last Seen

Katinha (VYF0??), Last Seen

Fifteenth litter, born November 2001, fathered by Keros

Asterix (VYF084), Deceased, died of disease in November 2007, former Young Ones dominant female

Getafix (VYM08?), Last Seen 2004

Obelix (VYM08?), Deceased, mysteriously died in December 2002

Fifteenth litter, born May 2002, fathered by Sprite

Alchemilla (VYF09?), Last Seen November 2003

Eddie (VYM093), Last Seen December 2004, helped form the Commandos

Leo (VYM09?), Last Seen

Sixteenth litter, born September 2002, fathered by Sprite

Ivory (VYF09?), Last Seen November 2002

Shakti (VYF094), Last Seen March 2004

Veda (VYF095), Deceased, predated August 2004, former Young Ones dominant female

Seventeenth litter, born November 2002, fathered by Sprite

Khoi Khoi (VYM096), Last Seen December 2004, helped in founding Commandos

Zulu (VYM097), Last Seen December 2004, helped form the Commandos

Venda (VYM098), Last Seen late 2006, a founding meerkat of Commandos

Ndebele (VYM099), Last Seen December 2004, founding male of Commandos

Mia Moya (VYF100), Last Seen January 2006

Eighteenth litter, born December 2003, fathered by Sprite

Grog (VYM101), Last Seen December 2006, helped form the Commandos

Staff (VYF102), Last Seen October 2004

Links

Avatar Mob

Young Ones Mob

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