Growing Pains is the eleventh episode of the second season of Meerkat Manor.
After recieving generous amounts of rain, the Manor is tranformed from a desert into a green oasis. Life for the Whiskers becomes easy. Whilst taking a break from foraging, Flower's daughter Blossom wonders away from the protection of the family. The family returns to foraging, unaware the Blossom is not amongst them. Mitch takes a break from sentry duty to look for food, he also wonders away from the group. However, he's experienced enough to know when to go back. Blossom continues playing around the desert and unwittingly gets the attention of a hungry goshawk. When Mitch finds his way back to the gang he endulges in some play-fighting with other teenagers. As evening approaches the Whiskers head for home, but are disturbed by the sight of a goshawk. Its attention however, is focused elsewhere. When the bird of prey takes flight, the family run for cover. The Whiskers make it home safely, unaware that the goshawk had captured little Blossom, ending her brief life.