Maybelline was born in the Novembers mob in October of 2003 with two other littermates named Sala and Dheliliah. They were the daughters of Kala, a subordinate female and Jag, the dominate male. Kala was the
Novembers, Flying Cats and Rebels
Kovu, Blade and Bear
Dominate female of Flying Cats and Rebels, star of Meerkat Tales 9.
Children in Flying Cats and in Rebels
dominate female, Naysyth, older sister so she wasn't allowed to have pups. Naysyth though, wasn't a very productive leader and had only had two very small litters that had survived to adulthood. These pups (ones still in the group) were Maybelline's older cousins by almost a year. Deeshe, Minksa, Frida and Naomi. The Novembers were a very small group and only numbered 10 individuals. Not long after they were born, Naysyth went below ground to supposibly kill the pups but she did not. Their lives were shokingly spared. When the three pups emerged from the burrow, they were immediatly taken out for their first foraging mission. Kala, the mother of the pups, was killed. Naysyth suckled them and they all survived to be yearlings.
By the time Maybelline was a yearling, the Novembers had reared one more litter, belonging to Naysyth and Jag. Only two pups out of five survived. Then the Novembers suffered and outbreak of desease and began to die off. Maybelline, her sisters Sala and Dheliliah and her cousin Deeshe were the only survivors. They teamed up with some June males and created the Flying Cats.
Flying Cats (FC)
The new Flying Cats group consisted of seven meerkats named Maybelline (who established female dominance), Dheliliah, Sala, Deeshe, Raptor (who established male dominance), Bear and Seacrest. Raptor was fitted with a radio collar so the group could be tracked. They formed a small territory and defended it well against other small families. Maybelline then gave birth to her very first litter in July of 2005 to three pups named Hail, Veil and Snail. Snail was predated not long after he emerged from the burrow. The future looked good for the Flying Cats until all of the other Flying Cats females concieved by either Seacrest, Raptor or roving males. Maybelline also became pregnant again and began loosing her grip on power. In early October 2005, Maybelline gave birth to her second litter but the pups were killed by her sister Sala. Deeshe gave birth a short while later and her pups were also killed by Sala. Dheliliah and Sala both gave birth to a mixed litter of five pups and all of them survived as there was no other pregnant females in the group. Maybelline concieved again and in December of 2005, Maybelline tried to evict her littermate Sala, who was pregnant again, and was attacked herself. Maybelline and Sala fought for dominance and Maybelline was defeated. She lost her pups but was allowed to stay within the Flying Cats as a subordinate. In February of 2006, Maybelline, Deeshe and Dheliliah were all evicted by Sala and were not allowed to return to the Flying Cats. A few short days later Bear and Seacrest left Flying Cats and roved. They later found the evicted females.
The five x-Flying Cats meerkats were joined by four other males from a group called January. Deeshe, the oldest female, established dominance over the other two females. Dheliliah, who was heavily pregnant, did not put up a fight. Nor did Maybelline. She was still going through withdrawl from her former status. January male Kovu established male dominance over Bear, Seacrest, his brothers Jand, Crank and Blade. Deeshe was fitted with a radio collar and the Rebels were beging followed by April of 2006 when Deeshe gave birth to the second litter born into the new group. (The first was Dheliliah's litter of four pups) They Rebels had a sucessful dominate couple who produced many sucessful litters along with the help of Dheliliah and either Seacrest, Jand or Kovu. Maybelline did not concieve until November of 2006 when she gave birth to her first litter born in the Rebels fathered by either Blade or Bear. Maybelline was not evicted because Deeshe had already given birth to her litter the previous month. In 2007, Deeshe began showing direct aggression towards her little cousin Dheliliah and occasionally Maybelline. She eventually began evicting Dheliliah and shortly after she began attacking Maybelline. On September 18, 2008, Deeshe was killed by a martial eagle while foraging. Dheliliah, Maybelline and the other Rebels subordinates began competing for the job of dominate female. Maybelline finally beat her rivails out of the job and claimed the spot as new leader of the Rebels. Shortly after, the remaining Rebels males who had not left the Rebels began fighting for dominance. Blade established himself as the dominate male but Maybelline's first litter as the dominate female was more than likely fathered by Bear. Maybelline and Blade were the dominate couple until the end of 2008 when on December 4, 2008, Blade was killed by a cape cobra when the Rebels moved burrows. Bear then established himself as the dominate male perminatly. He reguarly attacked the other Rebels males and currently, the Rebels are 40 strong and Maybelline and Bear are the dominate couple.