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

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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)
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 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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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.88 (2009) See more »

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22 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The thing that struck me most about this program is that meerkats are more interesting than any Big Brother series. It has a distinct Big Brother style situation with cameras situated around a family of meerkats and it follows their everyday movements. The group is dominated by 'Flower'. The voice-over is totally hilarious as well for example; "Flower has been the only female in the family allowed to have babies, a) because she loves being the centre of attention, and b) because she's a psychopath" The program is what show like Big Brother and Celebrity Love Island want to be. The show is just a great piece of television, whether its the members of the family sneaking of to a different clan to have a quick nookie or to the young-ones fighting off elders for bits of scorpion!.


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