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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 thirteen 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 viscous 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. Episode 1-4: Meet the Whiskers, a remarkable family of Meerkats living on the edge of the Kalahari desert. This fascinating new series takes you into their world, with an intimate portrait of family life - meerkat style. Shakespeare recovers from a vicious bite from a puff adder. Daisy gets a little too comfortable with Carlos from rival gang, the Lazuli. What will her family think? And Flower's little pups are under threat again. The 'Whiskers' gang expands to 37 when one of Flower's unruly daughters has pups. Youssarian decides the den is no longer safe and attempts a dangerous burrow move while the group is out foraging. As a result, one pup is left fighting for his life.
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