THE Ballarat Wildlife Park has extended its family of furry friends, with the addition of six new meerkats!
Named Ode, Imani, Asha, Kali, Lulu and Jamila, the Meerkats of Ballarat will inhabit their brand new enclosure at the park, which includes a heated sleeping quarters perfect for the cold wintry nights!
Let's get to know our newest Ballarat friends:
Ode is the smallest Meerkat at the moment. Her name means born on the road.
Imani is a very friendly Meerkat and her name means faith.
Asha means lively. A friendly Meerkat but when food is around she will try and get the others out of the way!
Kali is friendly and energetic and therefore her name can only mean one thing, energetic.
Lulu is a shy Meerkat who tends to stay out of the way of the others. Her name means pearl.
Jamila is our bravest Meerkat who looks after the group. Her name means beautiful.
The meerkats are set to be one of the shining lights of this year's Ballarat Winter Festival. Last year, the Ballarat Wildlife Park installed a penguin enclosure, welcoming some beautiful little penguins into its embrace.
Make sure to schedule your trip to Ballarat and include a visit to see these cute creatures (and others) at the Ballarat Wildlife Park!