Most Britons believe meerkats can talk

64% of Britons believe meerkats actually do speak English with a funny accent.

The majority of the UK population thinks that the Compare The Market adverts are made by pointing cameras at animals.

Father-of-two Roy Hobbs said: “I can’t believe they’re going to axe the meerkats. I mean, it’s not like they can be returned to the wild now because they’re used to celebrity lifestyles.

“They should go to a special zoo where they could have an enclosure with a library.”