Meerkat Manor

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Episode Guide

    • The Making of Meerkat Manor: The Story Begins
      This 30-minute special documentary allows viewers to see the extraordinary processes involved in filming Meerkat Manor.
    • Journey's End
      Journey's End
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      Flower gives birth to her third litter of the year. The Whiskers have reunited and have driven away the Zappas from their territory, then tragedy strikes the Whiskers family.
    • The Godmother
      The Godmother
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      Although Flower's newest litter is welcome in the family, Mozart's unborn pups face an uncertain fate. She weighs her options as she tries to avoid losing her second litter of the year.
    • The Graduate
      The Graduate
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      A new roving male, Wilson from the Commandoes, joins the Whiskers and makes advances on one of the females. Mozart attracts the attention of a new male.
    • The Good, the Bad and the Desperate
      Now that the Whiskers have split into two groups, the struggle for survival gets more intense. Daisy and Tosca begin a rivalry, but Flower solves the problem by evicting Tosca from Meerkat Manor.
    • Sister Act
      Sister Act
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      The Whiskers are getting acquainted with their new territory as Mozart and Kinkajou compete for the role of dominant female of the new Starsky group.
    • Moving On
      Moving On
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      When the Whiskers family returns from foraging, they must fight off an attack by the Lazuli family rivals. The pups are safe, but Shakespeare has disappeared.
    • The Death of Romance
      The Death of Romance
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      Carlos learns he has competition from Houdini from the Zappa group and the Starsky learn their new home may be temporary.
    • The Calm Before the Storm
      The Calm Before the Storm
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      Evicted Tosca realizes she probably will not be allowed to return to Meerkat Manor, so she considers starting a group of her own. Flower leaves Shakespeare in charge when she leads the family on a search for food.
    • On Dangerous Ground
      On Dangerous Ground
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      The third season opens with Flower leading the Whiskers gang to better hunting grounds. When they cross into territory claimed by the rival Zappa clan, an altercation with them ends with a missing pup.
    • Childhood's End
      Childhood's End
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      Mozart is evicted from the Whiskers family by Flower, and she is forced to leave her pups behind. Territorial drama ensues when the family takes shelter from the storm in one of the burrows formerly inhabited by the Lazuli family.
    • Farewell, My Lovely
      Farewell, My Lovely
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      As the season changes, Zaphod leaves the Whiskers and begins a new life as a roving male. His attempt to find a new mate in the Zappa tribe is thwarted by the existing dominant male, so he decides to continue living alone.
    • Meerkat Manor: The Story Begins
      Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, this 90-minute prequel to the Meerkat Manor series uses real footage of meerkats to chronicle the story of a spunky young female named Flower who grows from an inexperienced meerkat to become the matriarch of the Whiskers.
    • Daisy's Choice
      Daisy's Choice
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      As the Whiskers family is finally recovering from the split, more problems are created when Daisy gives birth to her pups in the wrong burrow and she needs help. Youssarian goes to her rescue.
    • The Mission
      The Mission
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      After Flower's pups go missing in Zappa territory, Mitch helps to reunite the family and the pups. During his mission, he encounters Mozart and Carlos, who have started their own group.
    • Revolution
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      Survival takes center stage following Youssarian's decision to move the family from the burrow. To add to the problem, a thunderstorm threatens the family.
    • The Quiet Fields
      The Quiet Fields
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      Winter returns to Meerkat Manor. The family has abandoned Mozart, who is trying to take care of her newborn pups. The rival Commandoes force a confrontation with the Whiskers.
    • When Flower Met Hannibal
      When Flower Met Hannibal
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      As Mozart's banishment continues, Flower and the pups get into a vicious fight with the Commandoes when the Whiskers get split up.
    • Love Thy Neighbor
      Love Thy Neighbor
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      After being bitten by a puff adder, Shakespeare continues his struggle to survive. Carlos, a male from a rival family, threatens Flower's pups. The Whiskers have a territorial dispute with the Lazuli family. Daisy becomes overly friendly with Carlos.
    • A Family at War
      A Family at War
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      As the season ends, the Whiskers now have 50 members. The new matriarch, Rocket Dog, attempts to maintain control of the group in spite of the efforts of her sister, Maybelline, to attain dominant female status. The group dynamic has changed and nothing will ever be the same again.
    • Some Like It Hot
      Some Like It Hot
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      Flower's daughter has pups, making the Whiskers a family of 37. Flower must decide whether to keep all the pups or allow them to die so her own litter can survive. While searching for food, the wounded Shakespeare becomes separated from the group.
    • A New Day
      A New Day
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      Rocket Dog and her sister, Maybelline, compete as dominant female of the Whiskers. Zaphod exhibits resistance to the new leadership.
    • Young Blood
      Young Blood
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      The Commandoes, a new enemy family, spend the night on the Whiskers territory. A conflict ensues between the Whiskers, the Lazuli and the Commandoes.
    • Divided Loyalties
      Divided Loyalties
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      The Whiskers family gets separated when they go out foraging for the first time since they became a party of 40. The rival Lazuli tribe continues to cause problems.
    • Growing Pains
      Growing Pains
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      Heavy rains leave the Kalahari covered with lush foliage, with tall grasses and beautiful flowers. Although life has never been better for the Whiskers, unusual conditions could mean disaster for the family.
    • There's No Place Like Home
      There's No Place Like Home
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      Mozart, who was evicted from the Whiskers a month earlier, is pregnant. Without the family's support, her pups most likely will die. Flower has a new litter and the rain ensures there will be a plentiful supply of food for all the meerkats.
    • Cold Comfort
      Cold Comfort
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      Season 2 brings winter to Meerkat Manor. The Whiskers did not find Shakespeare after the Lazuli attack and he is presumed dead. Other tragedies are reshaping the families and Youssarian hopes to become the dominant male of the Lazuli clan.
    • Heavy the Crown
      Heavy the Crown
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      The Kalahari is in serious drought, which splits the Whiskers for nearly a month. Although the Commandoes occupy the territory, Flower returns with half the group to their old manor in a desperate attempt to search for food. Flower's daughter, Rocket Dog, is left in charge of the remaining family and has problems dealing with leadership.moreless
    • Iron Lady
      Iron Lady
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      Flower decides it's time to move because the Whiskers have been at the same burrow for five weeks. She's in no mood for any nonsense due to her pregnancy, so her three daughters, Kinkajou, Daisy and Mozart, try to be careful or face eviction.
    • To Have and To Have Not
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      Maybelline dominance over the Aztecs begins to crumble and members start leaving the gang. Rocket Dog has similar problems with the Whiskers.
    • The Darkest Day
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      Dominant male Zorro goes missing in action and chaos ensures among the Commandos. Meanwhile, a family tragedy strikes yet a second time at the Whiskers burrow.
    • Flower Power
      Flower Power
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      Two young male meerkats are in charge of Meerkat Manor when Flower has a new litter of pups. Evicted Tosca attempts to rejoin Whiskers. While the Whiskers are out foraging, they come across a burrow belonging to their enemies, the Lazuli, with a litter of small pups.
    • Balance of Power
      Balance of Power
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      Big problems evolve at Meerkat Manor because Flower and Mozart are pregnant at the same time. Youssarian is left to babysit Flower's second litter of year. Mozart attempts to exert her authority on the Whiskers.
    • An Awfully Big Adventure
      An Awfully Big Adventure
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      Flower's new litter ventures outside for the first time to learn about the world they inhabit in the Kalahari, but since they are Flower's pups, just about all of the adults are on guard.
    • The Enemy Within
      The Enemy Within
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      Youssarian abandons his babysitting duties and leaves Flower's pups alone to face a terrifying rain storm. In an attempt to expand their territory, the rival Lazulis move a little too close to the Whiskers.
    • The Tale of Len and Squiggy
      The Tale of Len and Squiggy
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      After Flower disappears mysteriously, Rocket Dog is left to lead the group. Dire consequences ensue when roving males from the Zappa appear and the pups become their victims.
    • Three Degrees of Separation
      Three Degrees of Separation
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      The Whisker pups are taken their first foraging trip to learn about Kalahari life. Mozart, Kinkajou, and De la Soul of the Starskys try to resolve a problem with an unfortunate resolution.
    • Boys Will Be Boys
      Boys Will Be Boys
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      Mitch becomes sick after he steals poisonous insects from his siblings. Mozart is given a reprieve and is allowed to return to Meerkat Manor after her eviction.
    • The Art of Leadership
      The Art of Leadership
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      When the Whiskers are caught raiding their rival's burrow, they are forced to flee with dire consequences. Flower learns one of her daughters has a secret.
    • United We Stand
      United We Stand
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      Mozart is allowed to return to the family, but there serious consequences ensue when the Whiskers battle with the Commandoes. After three weeks of rain, Flower's newest litter of pups finally emerge from the burrow.
    • The Science of Meerkat Manor
      This special 30-minute documentary explores the challenges, teamwork, and fun involved in meerkat research. The show contains interviews with the scientists and volunteers involved in the Meerkat Manor series.
    • The Bodyguard
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      Sophie and Axel are distracted by Wilson when they are supposed to be babysitting, which leaves Rocket Dog's pups unattended. Meanwhile, Maybelline and Rocket Dog encounter difficulties of their own.
    • A Family Affair
      A Family Affair
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      Flower, as the dominant female of the group, has a lot to worry about, including her wounded son, Shakespeare, rivals, and her children's affiliation with the rivals.
    • The Three Amigos
      The Three Amigos
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      While on their first foraging trip, Flower's new pups are caught out in the open by a gang of war-dancing meerkats. Two of the Whiskers males who want to mate with Lazuli females join Youssarian.
    • The Mark of Zorro
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      Led by Zorro, a group of Whiskers boys confront the Commandos, where the whole group stages a military coup. Meanwhile, Sophie is evicted from the Whiskers and could face living in exile.
    • To the Manor Born
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      Lead by a pregnant Maybelline, the Aztecs battle former rivals while Nikita's pups create chaos in the Commando den.
    • Great Expectations
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      In her final days of pregnancy, Rocket Dog seeks a new burrow so she may give birth to her pups. Zorro learns what being a Commando is like as Nikita exerts her authority on her pregnant subordinates.
    • All Manor of Love
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      When Wilson tries to join the Aztecs and Zaphod deters his encroachment, he seeks attention from one of the Whiskers females.
    • The Family Way
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      Sophie has problems with Rocket Dog's pregnancy, and the Aztecs find a new home with the help of Seacrest.
    • Sibling Rivalry
      Sibling Rivalry
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      Lola, the dominant female of the Zappa, is missing. In her absence, Punk attempts to take charge of the Zappa. When the wounded Lola makes her way home, she is greeted by a coup and her dominance is taken by her sister, Punk.
    • The Rovers Return
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      Wilson and Phillippe leave on a mission to meet female meerkats and hopefully find a group in which they can join.
    • Divided We Fall
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      A pair of babysitters takes Rocket Dog's pups on an unexpected trip away from the burrow, which causes major problems when they encounter a rival gang.
    • Rising Star
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      A vicious Nikita defends her territory when the Whiskers wander onto Commando territory.
    • The Birds
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      Nugget and Beaker receive their first desert survival lessons. As the Whiskers move their burrow, the Commandos stage a war over rations and power. Meanwhile, Miles is taught an important lesson by his brother, Zorro.
    • Home Alone
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      Rocket Dog's second litter of pups arrive at a time when the Whiskers are at their weakest. However, the survival of the new pups becomes uncertain when a dangerous situation presents itself.
    • The Calm Before The Strom
      The Calm Before The Strom
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      It's a perfect misty dawn at the 'Whiskers' burrow. A great day for foraging, but being so young, Flower's four new pups aren't allowed out. Columbus has to bide his time back at the burrow with his siblings. Lonely Tosca, the evicted daughter of Flower is hanging around close to the 'Whiskers', but there's no chance that she'll be allowed to rejoin the gang. Her only choice is to hook up with roving males and start a group of her own. When the rival Lazuli gang heads into the 'Whiskers' territory, it seems her luck is about to change with roving casanova Carlos. After a stormy night Flower leads out the foraging gang, leaving the pups with elder Shakespeare. She's unaware that the Lazuli are in her territory. Shakespeare and the pups are first to find out when they're caught by themselves and attacked by the Lazuli! Will Flower and the gang get back in time to save them, or will Shakespeare die trying to defend the pups?moreless
    • The Tale of Ren and Stumpy
      The Tale of Ren and Stumpy
      Season 6 - Episode 1