A Meerkat's Tale

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Planet Earth Live, Specials Episode 5 of 5

Duration: 1 hour

The story of Swift, a five-week-old meerkat pup who has been born in one of the harshest places on Earth - the Kalahari Desert. A drought has hit the region, food is scarce and Swift's family are hungry. Their desperation will lead them into danger - across busy roads and into the hostile territories of rival meerkats. Worse still, they are not the only animals in the desert trying to find a meal; predators are on the hunt from above and below and meerkats are definitely on the menu!

The dangers are very real, and in this harshest of years it is estimated that only half of the meerkat pups will reach two months old. If Swift is to make it, she will need to show plenty of character and hope that fortune is on her side.

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Credits

Narrator
Julia Bradbury
Narrator
Julia Bradbury
Executive Producer
Tim Scoones
Executive Producer
Tim Scoones
Series Producer
Lucinda Axelsson
Series Producer
Lucinda Axelsson
Series Producer
Roger Webb
Series Producer
Roger Webb

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