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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.