The BEST Episodes of Meerkat Manor

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 14, 2020

Network: Animal Planet

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.

The Good, the Bad and the Desperate

#1 - The Good, the Bad and the Desperate

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 21, 2006

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 8.10
41 votes
When Flower Met Hannibal

#2 - When Flower Met Hannibal

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 13, 2006

As Mozart's banishment continues, Flower and the pups get into a vicious fight with the Commandoes when the Whiskers get split up.

star 8.08
38 votes
Cold Comfort

#3 - Cold Comfort

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 29, 2006

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 8.00
8 votes
United We Stand

#4 - United We Stand

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 20, 2006

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 8.00
37 votes
The Mask of Zorro

#5 - The Mask of Zorro

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 4, 2008

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
32 votes
An Awfully Big Adventure

#6 - An Awfully Big Adventure

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 11, 2006

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 7.97
38 votes
The Three Amigos

#7 - The Three Amigos

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 29, 2006

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 7.97
38 votes
Divided We Fall

#8 - Divided We Fall

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 25, 2008

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 7.97
32 votes
A Family at War

#9 - A Family at War

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 2, 2007

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 7.94
35 votes
All Manor of Love

#10 - All Manor of Love

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 13, 2008

When Wilson tries to join the Aztecs and Zaphod deters his encroachment, he seeks attention from one of the Whiskers females.

star 7.94
32 votes
A Family Affair

#11 - A Family Affair

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 9, 2006

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 7.93
54 votes
Childhood's End

#12 - Childhood's End

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 30, 2006

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 7.91
44 votes
The Calm Before the Storm

#13 - The Calm Before the Storm

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 18, 2006

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.

star 7.87
38 votes
Boys Will Be Boys

#14 - Boys Will Be Boys

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 9, 2006

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.

star 7.84
44 votes
Young Blood

#15 - Young Blood

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 6, 2006

The Commandoes, a new enemy family, spend the night on the Whiskers territory. A conflict ensues between the Whiskers, the Lazuli and the Commandoes.

star 7.78
36 votes
The Enemy Within

#16 - The Enemy Within

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 20, 2006

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.

star 7.78
36 votes
Divided Loyalties

#17 - Divided Loyalties

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 14, 2006

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.

star 7.74
43 votes
Flower Power

#18 - Flower Power

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 4, 2006

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 7.71
7 votes
Love Thy Neighbor

#19 - Love Thy Neighbor

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 9, 2006

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 7.42
50 votes
Some Like It Hot

#20 - Some Like It Hot

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 16, 2006

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 7.37
46 votes
Iron Lady

#21 - Iron Lady

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 6, 2006

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 7.26
38 votes

#22 - Revolution

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 23, 2006

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.

star 7.22
46 votes
The Mission

#23 - The Mission

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 17, 2007

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 7.20
35 votes
Moving On

#24 - Moving On

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 25, 2006

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 7.18
38 votes
The Quiet Fields

#25 - The Quiet Fields

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 10, 2006

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 7.17
35 votes