Meerkat Manor (2005– )

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This is a documentary drama series which follows a meerkat family in the Kalahari Desert, South Africa, called the Whiskers.

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Flower the Meerkat ...
 Herself (30 episodes, 2005-2007)
Mozart the Meerkat ...
 Herself (27 episodes, 2005-2007)
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 Narrator (26 episodes, 2005-2006)
Zaphod the Meerkat ...
 Himself (22 episodes, 2005-2007)
Youssarian the Meerkat ...
 Himself (17 episodes, 2005-2007)
Mitch the Meerkat ...
 Himself (17 episodes, 2005-2007)
...
 Narrator / ... (14 episodes, 2007)
...
 Herself - Narrator (13 episodes, 2008)
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This is a documentary drama series which follows a meerkat family in the Kalahari Desert, South Africa, called the Whiskers. Flower is the leader/dominant female of the group, Zaphod is her partner and dominant male, Youssarian is Zaphod's younger brother and Flower's ex-lover and Mozart, Tosca and Shakespeare are all children of Flower. In our journey with this group we'll follow several intriguing events like: Fights with arch rival group the Lazuli; storms; death; family politics and the disappearance of a meerkat we had gotten to know very well. Written by SBMag

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Follow the daily saga of the Whiskers, a 12-inch tall family that's a lot like yours.

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Meerkat Manor: The Next Generation  »

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The show is narrated by different individuals in different countries, including Bill Nighy for the UK version (which is the original), Sean Astin for the USA version, Pio Terei for the New Zealand version and Mike Goldman for the Australian version. Stockard Channing took over for Sean Astin in Season 4. See more »

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Definitely worth watching
11 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's hard not to develop an appreciation and affection for meerkats after watching this show. Every episode is either watching a new drama unfold or one that continues to unfold in the never dull life of a mob of meerkats known as the "Whiskers" family. It's easy to get engrossed in the comings and goings, challenges, and drama in the meerkat family. Pluses include getting acquainted with other wildlife in the Kalahari Desert through the Whiskers family, whether it's their encounters with plovers, hunts for scorpions, or on the lookout for dangerous neighbors and predators. Also, the amazing close-ups both above and below ground, beautiful cinematography of the Kalahari landscape, and astute narration is a big thumbs up.


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