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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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Narrators Bill Nighy and Sean Astin have both played the hobbit Samwise Gamgee in adaptations of The Lord of the Rings. See more »


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Best Show of the Summer!
24 July 2006 | by soelesliSee all my reviews

The only show that we definitely make it a point not to miss right now is Meerkat Manor. It is super! I am also glad that they have begun to rerun it occasionally on Sunday nights, so that when we do miss a show, we can catch up. (It is also fun to watch them all over again.)

I am normally reluctant to watch animal shows as bad things always seem to happen to the animals. The Whiskers family does experience some tragic moments, to be sure, but these are infrequent and watching the family dynamics is fascinating. You get lots of drama and comedy, and all of the actors are incredibly cute. You really do get caught up in it - I am sure that Yosarian's moving the pups episode had a lot of viewers yelling at the screen.

It is so nice to have a show to watch that isn't so drearily predictable - you never know what Flower, Mozart, Tosca and company will be up to or up against next. (I am really concerned about Tosca right now!) Too bad the reality shows involving people aren't half as entertaining as this.

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