News Animals How Many Meerkats Can You Fit in a Ball Pit? By Ben Bolton Writer University of Georgia Ben Bolton has covered athletics for several universities. He has since embarked on a career as a digital editor, creating media campaigns for major brands. our editorial process Ben Bolton Updated March 07, 2019 Share Twitter Pinterest Email News Environment Business & Policy Science Animals Home & Design Current Events Treehugger Voices Remember the good ol' days, when you could run around like a maniac and jump into a massive colorful ball pit with your friends? Now thanks to a wildlife park in Australia, a mob of meerkats are getting to experience the same thing. In the video above, meerkats at Australia's Symbio Wildlife Park in Wollongong, New South Wales, dig around and play in a ball pit. It's adorable to see the energy and joy they have as they explore their new play area. They even look back up at their caretaker — just like a young child would — to make sure it's okay to jump in. These particular meerkats are friendly, but it's always good to remember that these animals are part of the mongoose family and might not be so nice if you encountered one in the wild.