Date of Forming
January 2005, founded in February 2005.
Moomintroll, Snufkins, and wild splinter group of seven.
Moony, Beetle, Tuonela, Ahti, Debauched
Current Dominant Female
Current Dominant Male
Number of Members
The Hattifatteners were found in February 2005, though it's believed they formed in January 2005, by two missing Moomin males that appeared to joined with a splinter group of seven meerkats. The oldest male Moomintroll was observed acting as the dominant male and the dominant female was named Moony. Moony died next month and her sister Beetle took dominance until she was ousted by her sister Tuonela who became the long term dominant female beside Moomintroll. After Moomintroll vanished and was found dead, the group began to shrink. Tuonela died from a cape cobra bite and her niece Ahti took dominance before she was ousted by Debauched.
When the group was discovered, the oldest male Moomintroll was seen acting as the dominant male, the acting dominant female was named Moony. Moony sadly died a month later and the youngest female Beetle took dominant for only three weeks before her older sister Tuonela ousted her and become the long-term dominant female. A few times the dominant pair vanished but then in late 2007 Moomintroll was found dead from TB after getting seperated from the group. Tuonela was unable to find a breeding partner.The group shrank because Tuonela was evicting most of the adult females, the males all left the group except for one and when she died in January 2010 and Adhi took dominance the group had only a few meerkats left. Ahti was ousted by Debauched and three wild males joined the group.
Debauched (VHTIF019) Dominant Female
Melekh (VHTIM029) Dominant Male
Hex Girl (VHTIF020)
Old Cags (VHTIM054)
The Whistler (VHTIM057)
Sark of Slough (VHTIF058)
Hex Girl (VHTIF020)
The Hattifatteners were discovered after being seen close to the Moomin territory, however they later moved to the edge of the reserve and their range contains both the reserve and wild lands. The Hattifatteners main rivals are mainly wild mobs.
January 2005: Moomintroll and Snufkins go roving and leave the Moomins, they team up with a Splinter group of seven meerkats and form the Hattifatteners. Moony and Moomintroll assume dominance.
February 2005: The Hattifatteners are seen close to the Moomins and habituated began.
March 2005: Moony is found dead in a bolt hole from natural causes. Beetle takes dominance but is ousted by Tuonela. Tuonela becomes the dominant female.
April 2005: Tuonela was pregnant. Beetle was evicted. One encounter with wild mob
May 2005: Tuonela gave birth to Kuu and Kave
June-July: No events
August 2005: Tuonela was pregnant. Beetle, IImatar, and Luonnotar were evicted.
September 2005: Tuonela gave birth to Loviatar, Tuulikki, Pellervo, Tursas, and Surma
October 2005: One encounter with a wild mob.
November 2005: Tuonela and Ilmatar were pregnant. Snufkins went roving.
December 2005: Tuonela aborted. Illmatar gave birth but lost litter when burrow collasped.
January 2005: One encounter with wild mob. Tuonela was pregnant. Beetle, Illmatar, and Luonnotar were evicted.
February 2005: Tuonela gave birth to Otso, Menninkäinen, and Näkki
March 2005: One encounter with wild group.
April 2005: Snufkins went roving
May 2005: Snufkins and Moomintroll were absent
June 2005: One encounter with a wild mob. Moomintroll and Snufkins are present.
July 2005: Luonnotar was predated. Ilmatar was pregnant.
August 2005: Illmatar gave birth to Ahti
September 2005: Tuonela was pregnant. Beetle and Illmatar were evicted. Snufkins, Ukko, and Raako went roving.
October 2005: Tuonela aborted. Beetle disapears and later is found to have died from a snake bite.
November 2005: Illmatar was pregnant.
December 2005: One encounter with wild mob, Illmatar loses litter in burrow raid.
January 2006: Tuonela was pregnant. Illmatar, Kuu, Loviatar, and Tuulikki were evicted.
February 2006: Tuonela gave birth to Debauched, Hex Girl, and Iku-Turso
March 2006: No events
April 2006: Ilmatar was pregnant
May 2006: Illmatar aborted.
June 2006: Snufkins went roving and disapeared.
July 2006: Tuonela was pregnant. Illmatar, Kuu, Loviatar, Tuulikki, and Näkki were evicted.
August 2006: Tuonela gave birth to Kalevanpoika, Mielikki, and Nyyrikki
September 2006: Ukko and Raako went roving.
October 2006: Group split but is reunited. Moomintroll and Tuonela reassumed dominance
November 2006: Ukko and Raako went roving and leave the group.
December 2006: Kuu and Illmatar are pregant.
January 2007: Illmatar kills Kuu's pups. Illmatar gives birth but her pups are abandoned.
February 2007: Kave went roving.
March 2007: One encounter with a puff addar. No meerkats harmed.
April 2007: Tuonela was pregnant. Illmatar, Kuu, Loviatar, Tuulikki, Näkki, and Ahti are evicted
May 2007: Tuonela aborts.
June 2007: One encounter with wild mob
July 2007: Moomintroll was absent and later found to have died from TB
August 2007: Kave and Pellervo went roving.
September 2007: Kuu was pregnant.
October 2007: Kuu gave birth to Louhi and VHTIM026
November 2007: VHTIM027 was predated.
December 2007: One encounter with wild group.
January 2008: Tuonela was pregnant.
February 2008: Tuonela gave birth but lost litter to Loviatar. Loviatar was pregnant
March 2008: Loviatar gave birth to lost litter to Tuonela. Loviatar was evicted and predated.
April 2008: Illmatar was predated.
May 2008: Pellvero, Tursas, Surma, and Otso went roving.
June 2008: One encounter with wild group.
July 2008: Tuonela was pregnant. Kuu, Tuulikki, Näkki, Ahti, Hex Girl, Mielikki, and Nyyrikki
August 2008: Tuonela aborted.
September 2008: Kave went roving and left the group.
October 2008: no events
November 2008: Kuu, Tuulikki, and Ahti were pregnant.
December 2008: All three gave birth but Tuonela killed their pups.
January 2009: Two encounters with a wild group.
February 2009: Hex Girl was pregnant
March 2009: Hex Girl aborted.
April 2009: Pellervo went roving.
May 2009: Ahti was pregnant
June 2009: Ahti gave birth to Lempo
July 2009: Tuonela was pregnant. Kuu, Tuulikki, and Näkki are evicted and disappeared, later Kuu and Tuulikki are found dead.
August 2009: Tuonela gave birth to Vellamo and Tellervo
September 2009: One encounter with a puff adder. No meerkats harmed.
October 2009: Ahti was pregnant.
November 2009: Ahti aborts. All the males disperse.
December 2009: one encounter with a jackal. No meerkats harmed.
January 2010: Tuonela is bitten by a cape cobra and dies. Ahti becomes the dominant female.
February 2010: Ahti was pregnant.
March 2010: Ahti aborts. Debauched ousts Ahti and becomes the new dominant female. Debauched was pregnant. Three wild males join the group. Melekh becomes the dominant male.
April 2010: Debauched gave birth to Shira, Bandach, and Scarp.
May 2010: one encounter with a wild group.
June-July 2010: no events
August 2010: Debauched was pregnant. Ahti and Hex Girl were evicted.
September 2010: Debauched gave birth to Selach, Sealink, Braggle, Raggling, Keeka, Karma, and Slavka.
October 2010: Hex Girl was pregnant.
November 2010: Hex Girl gave birth to Bankfoot and Bigwig.
December 2010: Debauched was pregnant. Hex Girl, Mielikki, and Nyyrikki were evicted. Mielikki, and Nyyrikki disapeared and both are found dead from TB.
January 2011: Debauched gave birth to Faolan, Mhairie, Dearlea, Edme, and Tearlach
February 2011: Sgorr and Drail went roving
March 2011: Debauched and Ahti were pregnant. Ahti, Hex Girl, and Louhi were evicted.
April 2011: Louhi was predated. Debauched gave birth to Shibaan, Lael, Liam, Thunderheart, and Heep. Ahti aborted.
May 2011: One encounter with wild group.
June 2011: Sgorr went roving
July 2011: Drail went roving, one encounter with a cobra. No meerkats harmed.
August 2011: Debauched was pregnant, one encounter with Wild Mob.
September 2011: Debauched gave birth to Old Cags, Airmead, and MacDuncan.
October 2011: Sgorr and Drail go roving and leave the group with Lempo.
November 2011: Ahti and Hex Girl were pregnant.
December 2011: Ahti aborts her litter. Hex Girl gives birth but her litter is abandoned. Debauched was pregnant. Ahti, Hex Girl, Vellamo, Tellervo, Shira, and Selach were evicted.
January 2012: Debauched gave birth to The Whistler, Sark of Slough, and Hamish.
February 2012: one encounter with wild mob.
March 2012: Bandach and Scarp went roving.
April 2012: the group splits equally. Ahti assumes control of splinter group. Ahti was pregnant.
May 2012: The group reunites. Debauched and Melekh reassume dominance. Ahti aborts.
June 2012: no events.
July 2012: Scarp went roving and is predated.
August 2012: Debauched was pregnant. Ahti, Hex Girl, Vellamo, Tellervo, Shira, Selach, and Keeka were evicted. Keeka was also pregnant.
September 2012: Debauched gave birth to Nacola, Charis and Noisette. Keeka aborted and was predated. Tellervo, Shira, and Selach leave the group and form the Fallen Leaves.