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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 ...  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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Official Sites:

Animal Planet | Animal Planet | See more »





Release Date:

2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Meerkat Manor: The Next Generation See more »

Filming Locations:

Kalahari Desert, South Africa

Company Credits

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Oxford Scientific Films See more »
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Technical Specs


(seasons 1-2)
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Did You Know?


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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Meerkat Manor
28 October 2006 | by wtrZ34See all my reviews

I think this show is Fantastic! From waiting patiently for the very first show to appear, I watched that episode and I have watched and enjoyed each and ever episode since the first one! In fact my husband tapes them for me to watch again later on in the week. I find myself waiting and looking forward to the new show coming up the following week! In this day and age it is wonderful to have this type of show to look forward to watching! So exciting, so wonderful, so real.....family type situations at their best....as well as at their saddest too! It's good for all ages.....little children to older adults! Babies to Grandparents (one of which I am, a Grandmother..not baby! HA! HA!! It's truly refreshing TV at it's best. My Thanks to Animal Planet for another good one! Thank You again Animal Planet and my Thanks also goes to everyone in the cast and crew of The Meerkat Manor show!

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