Animal Planet to air bizarre social life of 'Meerkat Manor'

MUMBAI: Animal Planet is set to reveal a bizarre social life of precocious, pint-sized predators in a 13-part series --of Meerkat Manor. Beginning, 1 October at 8 pm , the show will provide an exclusive, in-depth look at life inside Meerkat Manor.


Meerkat Manor - the series will be narrated Bill Nighy. The main protagonists are twelve inches high, live underground in burrows and survive on a diet of worms, insects and lizards.

Following the everyday life - from family squabbles to love affairs - of a unique gang of meerkats. Animal Planet presents an intimate portrait of these curious and entertaining creatures as they live their lives in Africa's Kalahari Desert.

In cooperation with Cambridge University, Animal Planet presents the story of a meerkat mob - from the perspective of the meerkats themselves.

With no humans featured on film, crews were housed in specially built sheds and, for the first time, successfully filmed within a meerkat burrow using fiber-optic cameras. Meerkat Manor captures every facet of meerkat life - from mating rituals to eating habits - in a fun, informative and always engaging way.

The show is produced for Animal Planet International by Oxford Scientific Films (OSF). Caroline Hawkins is the executive producer for OSF. Mark Wild is the executive producer for Animal Planet International.

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