Media playback is unsupported on your device Yorkshire meerkats used for therapy in care homes
21 February 2017 Last updated at 09:19 GMT
Two meerkats are being used for therapy sessions in homes which care for people with learning disabilities.
The females, Mia and Kat, are owned by Joe Hodgson, from North Yorkshire.
Mr Hodgson said the therapy sessions, which involve watching the two meerkats play and interact with each other, were proving very popular.