So cute: Baby meerkats steal the spotlight at Taronga Zoo

THERE'S cute and then there's baby meerkat cuteness.

The Taronga Zoo upped the adorability levels - and virtually their admission levels - after welcoming two new meerkat pups into the world.

The pups, the sixth litter of parents Nairobi and Maputo, have quickly become staff favourites, squeaking to one another as they explore their new home.

And they certainly aren't camera shy with one getting up close and personal with the camera.

The pups haven't yet been given names as it's too early to determine their gender, but keepers said they were developing quickly.