VIDEO: This man gets paid to hang out with baby meerkats

We think this man might just have the best job in the world.

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by Ellie Hooper |
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Wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas travels all around the world taking snaps of creatures great and small, and on this particular occasion journeys to Botswana, Africa, to capture the inquisitive meerkat on film.

Explaining that these meerkats have learnt that humans are not a threat, the animal enthusiast tells the camera that the creatures have worked out that they do make very handy lookout posts however.

As he tries to capture the community of meerkats living in the sand, the animals climb all over him and his equipment - one even standing on his head to get a better view.

And in the cutest part of the video, baby meerkats who have just come out of the den are seen clambering all over the photographer, as he explains they are so used to him they've started to 'take liberties.'

See Will's wildlife work on his website here.

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