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A Meerkat's Tale is an hour long BBC special documentary, airing on the 7th of October, 2012. The documentary features footage from Planet Earth Live of the Whiskers family.


The documentary mainly follows a five week-old pup named Swift, as she and her siblings grow up in their wild home known as the Kalahari Desert. Swift's family, led by Enili, stuggle to survive due to a serious drought. Together, they face rival gangs, dangerous roads and hungry predators. With the odds heavily stacked against her, (only half of the meerkat pups expected to survived to two months of age) Swift will have to face many challenges ahead.



Ernesto Whiskers

Planet Earth Live

Swift Whiskers