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Swift Whiskers

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Yes, of the Whiskers
Date of Birth
March 14, 2012 [10 years]
Date of Death
N/A Still Alive
Cause of Death
N/A Still Alive
Enili or Treva and an unknown rover
VWF182, VWF183, VWF184, VWM185, K-Quob, VWF201, etc.
Known For
Tenth Dominant Female and longest reigning dominant female of the Whiskers
Also Known As

Swift (VWF176) was born on March 14, 2012, in the Whiskers. Her mother was either Enili or Treva The Renewer, and her father was an unknown rover, possibly from the Lazuli or Kung Fu. Her litter-mates were Mentawai (VWF174), Loredo (VWM175), and Pe'ahi (VWF177). The pups survived their first few weeks and started foraging with the adults. The Whiskers were a good-sized mob, and thus Swift and her litter-mates were well-looked after. Sadly, in June, Swift's sister Mentawai was predated. Swift became one of the egg monsters in the Whiskers, often seen gobbling up the egg used to lure meerkats onto the scale. In September 2012, when Swift was just six months old, she was evicted along with her aunt Razzmattazz. Swift managed to rejoin the group but was evicted again in February. She managed to make it back into the Whiskers again. In September 2013, Enili got hit by a car and died, leaving the Whiskers without a dominant female. Neither Swift or her sister Pe'ahi established dominance. In October 2013, Swift and her sister Pe'ahi started to show signs of being pregnant, yet neither took over command of Whiskers. Both sisters aborted their litters in November after a series of violent dominance fights between them. Both females quickly got pregnant again. Finally, in January 2014, Pe'ahi took dominance of the group. She gave birth, but her litter was killed by Swift. Swift then gave birth to VWF182, VWF183, VWF184, VWM185, and K-Quob (VWM186). For the rest of the year, Swift was evicted by Pe'ahi numerous times. She fell pregnant in November 2014 and gave birth a month later, but her litter was killed by Pe'ahi. Swift fell pregnant again in early 2015 but aborted her litter. In September 2015, Pe'ahi was sadly predated and her recently-born pups were lost. Swift became the next dominant female of the Whiskers alongside the dominant male Brea. She gave birth to her second litter of one pup, VWP201, two months after the loss of her sister. The single pup would sadly be lost just two months after its birth. She would not give birth again until September of 2016, ten months after her last litter. This litter consisted of Arbutus (VWM202), Lavandula (VWF203), and Buddleia (VWF204). Lavandula would sadly be Last Seen in December when she stayed with the litter Swift gave birth to and abandoned. In February 2017, Swift gave birth to her fourth which consisted of Cleo (VWM205), Marahute (VWM206), Hay-Hay (VWM207), Clyde (VWM208), and Bonnie (VWF209). She got pregnant again in August and gave birth next month to VWP210, Pixie (VWM211) and Bones (VMF212). She got pregnant in January 2018 but ended aborting a month later. She soon became pregnant again and gave birth to a litter of five pups on May 2, 2018. They were Scuzi (VWM213), Lilac (VWM214), Crimson (VWF215), Jay A Rod (VWM216) and Saspa (VWF217). Swift quickly became pregnant again in June 2018. However, she aborted the litter in July. Swift was soon pregnant again in August. She gave birth to a litter in late September 2018. However, only one VWU218 emerged and soon died during the following month. Swift was pregnant again in November 2018. She gave birth in December 2018 to VW?219, VWF220, VW?221, VW?222 and VWF223. VWF220 was predated during the following month. VWF223 soon disappeared as well. However, Swift was soon pregnant again along with Bones. Swift gave birth to a new litter in March 2019, but it appeared as if only one pup survived past the first month. VWU226 and VWU227 were soon predated and it was unclear what happened to Bones’ litter. Swift quickly became pregnant again in April. She gave birth to a new litter of three pups in May 2019 VWP228, VWP229 and VW?230. Only VW?230 survived the first two months for this litter. Swift gave birth to VW?231, VW?232 and VW?233 in August 2019. Swift became pregnant again in October 2019. She gave birth to VW?234 and VW?235 in November 2019. She was soon showing signs of being pregnant again in December. However, due to extensive filming of the Whiskers in preparation for a reboot of Meerkat Manor, the Kalahari Meerkat Project ceased all updates on the group until further notice. In early 2020, Swift gave birth to three girls: Laika, Fly and Hatchi. When the pups were old enough, she moved them to an unconventional burrow situated beneath an abandoned water tank. While out foraging, she was bitten by a snake, but survived. Her daughter Pandi briefly took dominance in an attack that left Swift severely injured. However, she recovered and began reasserting her dominance, and Pandi submitted. She gave birth to Rollo, Ragnar and Floki in the winter of 2020, and in the spring gave birth to three more pups, Woolf, Bronte and Wilde. Swift is still alive today, and has since surpassed her great-grandmother Flower as the longest reigning dominant female of the Whiskers mob.

Swift in A Meerkat's Tale.

A Meerkat's Tale

Swift was featured in the BBC documentary A Meerkat's Tale (also known as Planet Earth Live). She was seen with her litter-mates, learning how to survive in the Kalahari under the protection of her family. At the time the Whiskers were being led by Enili and Thundercat. Swift was said to be the most courageous of her litter and was right at the head of a charge against a rival gang. By the end of the documentary, one of Swift's siblings had been lost, but Swift and the rest of the litter were thriving.

Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty

Swift had a prominent role in the 2021 Meerkat Manor reboot as the dominant female of the Whiskers. The show honored her legacy as the great-granddaughter of Flower. Swift has reigned for an impressive 6 years, and gives birth to her 15th litter on the show.


First litter born in February 2014, fathered by an unknown male

Swift in March 2017

VWF182, Predated in March 2014

VWF183, Predated in April 2014

VWF184, Predated in March 2014

VWM185, Predated in April 2014

K-Quob (VWM186), Succumbed to TB in May 2017

Second litter born in November 2015, fathered by Brea

VWP201, Last Seen in January 2016

Third litter born in September 2016, fathered by Brea

Arbutus (VWM202), Considered Last Seen in October 2018.

Lavandula (VWF203), Last Seen in December 2016

Buddleia (VWF204), Last Seen in November 2017

Fourth litter born in February 2017, fathered by Brea

Cleo (VWM205), Still Alive, living in the Whiskers

Marahute (VWF206), Last Seen in December 2017

Hay-Hay (VWM207), Still Alive, living in the Whiskers

Swift in October 2017.

Clyde (VWM208), Still Alive, living in the Whiskers

Bonnie (VWF209), Still Alive, living in the Whiskers

Fifth litter born in October 2017, fathered by Brea

VWP210, Predated October 2017

Pixie (VWM211), Still Alive, living in Whisker s

Bones (VWF212), Still Alive, living in the Whiskers

Thirteenth litter born in early 2020, fathered by Brea

Laika (VWM236), Still Alive, living in Whiskers

Fly (VWF237), Still Alive, immigrated to the Trackie Daks on December 6 2021

Hachi (VWF238), Still Alive, immigrated to the Trackie Daks on December 6 2021

Fourteenth litter born in mid 2020, fathered by Brea




Fifteenth litter born in early 2021, fathered by Brea




Family Tree:

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Whiskers Mob

Enili Whiskers

Treva The Renewer Whiskers