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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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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »




Series cast summary:
Flower the Meerkat Flower the Meerkat ...  Self 30 episodes, 2005-2007
Mozart the Meerkat Mozart the Meerkat ...  Self 27 episodes, 2005-2007
Bill Nighy ...  Narrator 26 episodes, 2005-2006
Zaphod the Meerkat Zaphod the Meerkat ...  Self 22 episodes, 2005-2007
Youssarian the Meerkat Youssarian the Meerkat ...  Self 17 episodes, 2005-2007
Mitch the Meerkat Mitch the Meerkat ...  Self 17 episodes, 2005-2007
Sean Astin ...  Narrator / ... 14 episodes, 2007
Stockard Channing ...  Self - 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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The meerkats Youssarian and Zaphod are named after two rebellious characters from satirical and humorous literature: the insubordinate John Yossarian in Joseph Heller's "Catch-22", and the egocentric Zaphod Beeblebrox in Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy". See more »


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

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The Whiskers & Life
30 September 2006 | by CcatsSee all my reviews

I cannot remember any of my TV life since I met the Whiskers family.... No other program can compare. Their reality, their life, and, sadly the tragic event of the pups' deaths mirrors life without the need for extreme makeovers or trading places. Watching these little critters interact with each other and their environment allows you to watch how you wished we could all live and love. Want a lesson in parenting? Take a look at the Whiskers and their babysitters. I only hope for the best for courageous little Shakespeare. Unfortunately the "Clue" to Shakespeare's fate was not in the first two episodes of the new season. But Flower, Zaphod, Mitch and the rest of the Naughty kits, the Lazuli and a new group called the Commandoes will keep me tuning in to the Animal Planet every Friday eve.

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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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