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Meerkats: Secrets of an Animal Superstar

Episode 7 of 10

David Attenborough tells the full story of a 20-year study of the meerkat, the longest-running animal behaviour study in the world.

Meerkat pups Squirt and Weeny belong to one of the most famous animal families on the planet, animals that are now stars of screens both big and small. These furry celebrities are also part of the longest-running animal behaviour study ever, entering its 20th year in 2013.

David Attenborough tells the full story of the study - from its pioneering days when it was a challenge to even get close to a meerkat, to the very latest revelations about these animals and their complex lives. For Squirt and Weeny, the study means very little, as they are facing up to the challenge of a drought and one of the toughest years in their family's history.

56 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Series Producer Roger Webb
Executive Producer Chris Cole
Director Virginia Quinn

Broadcasts

  • Fri 11 Oct 2013 21:00
  • Sat 12 Oct 2013 19:30
  • Sat 12 Oct 2013 20:00
  • Wed 23 Oct 2013 09:00
  • Fri 2 Jan 2015 07:50
  • Fri 25 Mar 2016 10:00
  • Fri 30 Dec 2016 06:25
  • Sun 16 Jul 2017 16:10
  • Tue 2 Oct 2018 13:50

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