WATCH: Moon landing inspires naming of East Sussex meerkat pups

Apollo 11 anniversary inspires naming of East Sussex meerkat pups.

In one small step for man and one giant leap for Meerkats, three pups at Drusillas Park in Alfriston have been given names that are out of this world.

Over the past week, the East Sussex attraction has has been running a competition to name its new additions, who were born close to the time of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

More than 1,000 submission were made, with suggestions including ‘Obi, Wan and Kenobi’, ‘Weasley, Potter and Granger’ and ‘Scaramouche, Fandango and Galileo’.

But to mark the occasion, Buzz, Apollo and Moonbeam have been crowned the winning names.