Documents the daily activities of the Whiskers clan, a family of meerkats living in the Kalahari Desert.
Triumph and mishap, comedy and tragedy - everything a good story needs, but this one is different, it stars a group of wild meerkats in South Africa. This ground-breaking 13-part series records the daily lives of a group of meerkats known as "The Whiskers". Using state of the art camera technology above and below ground, and by tracking the group's movements 24 hours a day, the series paints a dramatic picture of a year in their highly complex and social lives. From vicious fights with rival gangs to infighting within the group, snake attacks, births of two dozen pups and tragic deaths, Meerkat Manor includes animal behavior never recorded before. With characters that would be more at home in a real life soap opera, their entangled lives make for addictive viewing. Narrated by Sean Astin. C, 273min., NR, CC, Genius Products, Inc.