We brought the soapstone ellie, rhino and others from South Africa. Redtail from California made the meerkat out of copper. He couldn't find a sketch to fulfill my request, so Chandra revived her long-neglected artistic skills to draw one and email it to Red, who printed it to create the meerkat. Then the sculpture was mailed to Chandra's daughter where Chandra picked it up to bring here. She also framed her original sketch for me to hang next to the display. Wonderful memories! The Afrimeets mascots, AfriBean and Afribear, visited a while with the critters.