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
...  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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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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The Whiskers & Life
30 September 2006 | by See 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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