The BEST Episodes of Meerkat Manor

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 25, 2019

Animal Planet's series Meerkat Manor follows the Whiskers, a family of meerkats, that struggles to survive in Africa's Kalahari Desert. The series was filmed over the course of a 10-year period for a Cambridge University study. Meerkat Manor is narrated by Bill Nighy in the United Kingdom, Mike Goldman in Australia, and Sean Astin in the United States.

When Flower Met Hannibal

#1 - 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.

star 8.37
8 votes
The Good, the Bad and the Desperate

#2 - The Good, the Bad and the Desperate

Season 1 - Episode 8

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.

star 8.36
11 votes
Cold Comfort

#3 - 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.

star 8.14
7 votes
United We Stand

#4 - 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.

star 8.14
7 votes
The Three Amigos

#5 - 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.

star 8.13
8 votes
Iron Lady

#6 - 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.

star 8.12
8 votes
Some Like It Hot

#7 - 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.

star 8.00
16 votes
Moving On

#8 - 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.

star 8.00
8 votes
An Awfully Big Adventure

#9 - 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.

star 8.00
8 votes
The Quiet Fields

#10 - 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.

star 8.00
5 votes
Journey's End

#11 - 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.

star 8.00
5 votes
A Family at War

#12 - 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.

star 8.00
5 votes
All Manor of Love

#13 - 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.

star 8.00
1 votes
The Mask of Zorro

#14 - The Mask 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.

star 8.00
1 votes
Divided We Fall

#15 - 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.

star 8.00
1 votes
Love Thy Neighbor

#16 - 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.

star 8.00
20 votes
Sister Act

#17 - 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.

star 7.83
6 votes
Flower Power

#18 - 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.

star 7.83
6 votes
A Family Affair

#19 - 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.

star 7.79
24 votes
On Dangerous Ground

#20 - 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.

star 7.75
4 votes
The Mission

#21 - 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.

star 7.75
4 votes
A New Day

#22 - 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.

star 7.75
4 votes
Farewell, My Lovely

#23 - 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.

star 7.75
4 votes
Three Degrees of Separation

#24 - 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.

star 7.75
4 votes
Childhood's End

#25 - 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.

star 7.71
14 votes