Meerkat Manor

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  • TV-14
  • 2006
  • 4 Seasons
  • 8.3  (1,298)

Meerkat Manor is an entertaining and educational nature program that follows the lives of various meerkat families residing in the Kalahari Desert in Southern Africa. The show captures the everyday struggles and triumphs of these small, but tough animals as they navigate their demanding and dangerous environment.

The series features a group of meerkats, called the Whiskers family, as they engage in daily activities such as foraging, hunting, and protecting their territory. The show is narrated by a cast of talented actors, including Bill Nighy, Stockard Channing, and Sean Astin. Their voices add an engaging touch to the show, giving each meerkat its own unique personality and character.

Throughout the series, viewers get an inside look at the complex social structure of meerkat families. From the alpha female leading the group, to subordinate meerkats playing crucial roles in the group's survival, the show explores the intricate web of relationships and hierarchies at play in these small communities.

Meerkat Manor also highlights the constant struggle for survival in the Kalahari Desert. Threats come in many forms, from rival meerkat groups vying for territory, to predators like eagles, snakes, and jackals. The show follows the meerkats as they develop strategies to protect themselves from these dangers, and highlights the sacrifices they make to ensure the safety of their young.

The Whiskers family is not the only meerkat group featured in the show. The meerkat world is full of other families with their own personalities and quirks. The program follows these different groups and provides a rich and dynamic view of the meerkat community.

Meerkat Manor also presents the meerkats as individuals with a range of personalities and emotions. Viewers will see how each meerkat has its own unique personality and character, and how they interact with each other. The show also brings a sense of humor to the meerkats, showcasing their playful antics as they explore the world around them.

The show's cinematography is breathtaking, capturing the beauty and harshness of the Kalahari Desert. From stunning sunsets to dust storms, the scenery is both awe-inspiring and dangerous. The close-up shots of the meerkats provide an intimate view into their lives and are sure to captivate viewers.

Meerkat Manor is more than just a nature program. It is an engaging and informative show that provides a unique perspective on the lives of meerkats. It is entertaining for all ages and offers a fascinating glimpse into the natural world. It is sure to keep viewers on the edge of their seats as they root for their favorite meerkats and marvel at the complexity of their society.

Overall, Meerkat Manor is a must-see program for anyone interested in nature and animal behavior. The show's unique characters, engaging narration, and stunning scenery make it an unforgettable viewing experience.

Meerkat Manor is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (52 episodes). The series first aired on June 9, 2006.

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The Darkest Day
13. The Darkest Day
August 22, 2008
In the series finale, it's all out war at the Commandos when dominant male Zorro goes missing in action. And family history repeats itself when tragedy strikes at the Whiskers burrow.
Home Alone
12. Home Alone
August 22, 2008
With family size dwindling, the Whiskers are the weakest they have been for a long time. Rocket Dog's second litter of pups couldn't come at better time. But when danger can come from any direction, the pups survival is far from certain.
The Rovers Return
11. The Rovers Return
August 22, 2008
Roving male Wilson, along with his roving buddy Phillippe, go off on a mission to meet the ladies and just maybe, find a group they can join - a burrow to call home. But will it bring Wilson any closer to finding a group he can settle at?
The Birds
10. The Birds
August 15, 2008
Rocket Dog's pups Nugget and Beaker get their first lesson in desert survival out on the Manor. The Whiskers move burrows, and war breaks out over rations and power at the Commandos. Zorro decides to teach his brother Miles a lesson he won't forget.
To the Manor Born
9. To the Manor Born
August 1, 2008
A pregnant Maybelline and her Aztecs have a battle against their old rivals the Lazuli. Meanwhile, Nikita's new pups are causing havoc within the Commando den.
Divided We Fall
8. Divided We Fall
July 25, 2008
Sophie and Simon are ambushed by Maybelline and the Aztecs as they guard Rocket Dog's pups, risking their lives to do so.
The Bodyguard
7. The Bodyguard
July 18, 2008
Sophie returns to the clan and she and Axel watch over Rocket Dog while the others in the clan are away, and Sophie becomes distracted when Wilson arrives, leaving Axel alone to defend the burrow alone, putting the pups in danger.
Great Expectations
6. Great Expectations
July 11, 2008
Rocket Dog is in a desperate search to find a burrow in which she can give birth, but comes up empty. A pregnant Nikita of the Commandos chases off all subordinates which could lead to killing her young. Meanwhile, Zorro gets a taste of life as a Commando.
The Mark of Zorro
5. The Mark of Zorro
July 4, 2008
Rocket Dog's brother, Zorro, heads a search with other males for suitable mates, and seem to have found their goal in meeting up with the Commandos, making Zorro the alpha male. Meanwhile, Sophie finds herself exiled.
The Family Way
4. The Family Way
June 27, 2008
With Rocket Dog pregnant, she now has claim as the dominant female in the Whiskers' clan, but still is having a problem with her sister Sophie, who may also be with child and has incurred an injury while searching for food. Meanwhile, Seacrest helps The Aztecs locate a new home.
Rising Star
3. Rising Star
June 20, 2008
The Whiskers are attacked by the Commandos after straying into enemy territory, and Rocket Dog sounds a retreat which all but one hears. Maybelline finally finds a suitable home for the Aztec clan.
All Manor of Love
2. All Manor of Love
June 13, 2008
Wilson moves in at Maybelline's Aztecs but makes a dash for it when Zaphod pitches up. He then turns his amorous attentions to one of The Whiskers girls.
To Have and To Have Not
1. To Have and To Have Not
June 6, 2008
The leadership of the Aztecs is slipping away from Maybelline as her futile attempts at being the leader has made a lot of those below her quit. Rocket Dog is also having leadership problems as her dominance is slipping away from the larger group of meerkats.
Where to Watch Meerkat Manor
Meerkat Manor is available for streaming on the Animal Planet website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Meerkat Manor on demand at Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon and Animal Planet.
  • Premiere Date
    June 9, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    8.3  (1,298)