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Meerkat Manor 

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


Caroline Hawkins

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Series cast summary:
Flower the Meerkat Flower the Meerkat ...  Herself 30 episodes, 2005-2007
Mozart the Meerkat Mozart the Meerkat ...  Herself 27 episodes, 2005-2007
Bill Nighy ...  Narrator 26 episodes, 2005-2006
Zaphod the Meerkat Zaphod the Meerkat ...  Himself 22 episodes, 2005-2007
Youssarian the Meerkat Youssarian the Meerkat ...  Himself 17 episodes, 2005-2007
Mitch the Meerkat Mitch the Meerkat ...  Himself 17 episodes, 2005-2007
Sean Astin ...  Narrator / ... 14 episodes, 2007
Stockard Channing ...  Herself - Narrator 13 episodes, 2008


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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Release Date:

2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Meerkat Manor: The Next Generation See more »

Filming Locations:

Kalahari Desert, South Africa

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Definitely worth watching
11 October 2006 | by jenwooSee 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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