The WORST Episodes of Meerkat Manor

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 13, 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.

Growing Pains

#1 - Growing Pains

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 3, 2006

Heavy rains leave the Kalahari covered with lush foliage, with tall grasses and beautiful flowers. Although life has never been better for the Whiskers, unusual conditions could mean disaster for the family.

star 6.26
35 votes
Balance of Power

#2 - Balance of Power

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 27, 2006

Big problems evolve at Meerkat Manor because Flower and Mozart are pregnant at the same time. Youssarian is left to babysit Flower's second litter of year. Mozart attempts to exert her authority on the Whiskers.

star 6.89
35 votes
There's No Place like Home

#3 - There's No Place like Home

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 13, 2006

Mozart, who was evicted from the Whiskers a month earlier, is pregnant. Without the family's support, her pups most likely will die. Flower has a new litter and the rain ensures there will be a plentiful supply of food for all the meerkats.

star 6.89
36 votes
To Have and To Have Not

#4 - To Have and To Have Not

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 6, 2008

Maybelline dominance over the Aztecs begins to crumble and members start leaving the gang. Rocket Dog has similar problems with the Whiskers.

star 7.00
30 votes
Rising Star

#5 - Rising Star

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 20, 2008

A vicious Nikita defends her territory when the Whiskers wander onto Commando territory.

star 7.00
30 votes
The Family Way

#6 - The Family Way

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 27, 2008

Sophie has problems with Rocket Dog's pregnancy, and the Aztecs find a new home with the help of Seacrest.

star 7.00
30 votes
Great Expectations

#7 - Great Expectations

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 11, 2008

In her final days of pregnancy, Rocket Dog seeks a new burrow so she may give birth to her pups. Zorro learns what being a Commando is like as Nikita exerts her authority on her pregnant subordinates.

star 7.00
30 votes
The Bodyguard

#8 - The Bodyguard

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 18, 2008

Sophie and Axel are distracted by Wilson when they are supposed to be babysitting, which leaves Rocket Dog's pups unattended. Meanwhile, Maybelline and Rocket Dog encounter difficulties of their own.

star 7.00
30 votes
To The Manor Born

#9 - To The Manor Born

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 26, 2008

Lead by a pregnant Maybelline, the Aztecs battle former rivals while Nikita's pups create chaos in the Commando den.

star 7.00
30 votes
The Birds

#10 - The Birds

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 15, 2008

Nugget and Beaker receive their first desert survival lessons. As the Whiskers move their burrow, the Commandos stage a war over rations and power. Meanwhile, Miles is taught an important lesson by his brother, Zorro.

star 7.00
30 votes
The Rovers Return

#11 - The Rovers Return

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 22, 2008

Wilson and Phillippe leave on a mission to meet female meerkats and hopefully find a group in which they can join.

star 7.00
30 votes
Home Alone

#12 - Home Alone

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 22, 2008

Rocket Dog's second litter of pups arrive at a time when the Whiskers are at their weakest. However, the survival of the new pups becomes uncertain when a dangerous situation presents itself.

star 7.00
30 votes
The Darkest Day

#13 - The Darkest Day

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 22, 2008

Dominant male Zorro goes missing in action and chaos ensures among the Commandos. Meanwhile, a family tragedy strikes yet a second time at the Whiskers burrow.

star 7.00
30 votes
Heavy is the Crown

#14 - Heavy is the Crown

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 21, 2007

The Kalahari is in serious drought, which splits the Whiskers for nearly a month. Although the Commandoes occupy the territory, Flower returns with half the group to their old manor in a desperate attempt to search for food. Flower's daughter, Rocket Dog, is left in charge of the remaining family and has problems dealing with leadership.

star 7.03
34 votes
Sibling Rivalry

#15 - Sibling Rivalry

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 14, 2007

Lola, the dominant female of the Zappa, is missing. In her absence, Punk attempts to take charge of the Zappa. When the wounded Lola makes her way home, she is greeted by a coup and her dominance is taken by her sister, Punk.

star 7.05
64 votes
The Art of Leadership

#16 - The Art of Leadership

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 27, 2006

When the Whiskers are caught raiding their rival's burrow, they are forced to flee with dire consequences. Flower learns one of her daughters has a secret.

star 7.08
36 votes
The Tale of Len and Squiggy

#17 - The Tale of Len and Squiggy

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 7, 2007

After Flower disappears mysteriously, Rocket Dog is left to lead the group. Dire consequences ensue when roving males from the Zappa appear and the pups become their victims.

star 7.09
35 votes
The Graduate

#18 - The Graduate

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 26, 2007

A new roving male, Wilson from the Commandoes, joins the Whiskers and makes advances on one of the females. Mozart attracts the attention of a new male.

star 7.09
34 votes
A New Day

#19 - A New Day

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 5, 2007

Rocket Dog and her sister, Maybelline, compete as dominant female of the Whiskers. Zaphod exhibits resistance to the new leadership.

star 7.09
33 votes
Farewell, My Lovely

#20 - Farewell, My Lovely

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 12, 2007

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 7.09
33 votes
Three Degrees of Separation

#21 - Three Degrees of Separation

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 19, 2007

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 7.09
33 votes
Sister Act

#22 - Sister Act

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 24, 2007

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 7.09
65 votes
The Godmother

#23 - The Godmother

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 3, 2006

Although Flower's newest litter is welcome in the family, Mozart's unborn pups face an uncertain fate. She weighs her options as she tries to avoid losing her second litter of the year.

star 7.11
36 votes
The Death of Romance

#24 - The Death of Romance

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 31, 2007

Carlos learns he has competition from Houdini from the Zappa group and the Starsky learn their new home may be temporary.

star 7.11
35 votes
On Dangerous Ground

#25 - On Dangerous Ground

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 10, 2007

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 7.12
34 votes