Whoever Decided to Give the Smithsonian's Meerkats a Ball Pit is a Genius
Meerkats in the wild need to burrow in order to survive. But how do you teach meerkats how to burrow if they're being raised in captivity? Two words: ball pit. One genius keeper at the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute got the idea to put a ball pit in the small mammal area. The results, well... just take a look.