LIFE is marvellous for meerkats who are settling in to their new manor.
A new enclosure designed with input from students is recreating natural desert habitat at Barnsley College’s Wigfield Farm.
And a glass panel means visitors can have a clear view of the comical creatures - who can peek out at their adoring fans too.
The four meerkats were bought as pups by the farm in 2010 and have been a big hit since.
Centre manager Wendy Wann said: “The new enclosure is a real focal point and provides an interactive close-up experience for our students as well as visitors.
“The meerkats are definitely happier and more confident since moving in to their new home and are a real highlight of the vast animal collection we have here.”
Animal Care student Olivia Seargent, 17, said: “The meerkats recognise us when we go to feed them.”