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Offers educational insights into wildlife; shows that all families have their ups and downs.
Violence & Scariness
Meerkats engage in pretty intense battles with each other and other animals. Some key characters are injured and/or die.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Animal mating scenes might raise some questions from kids.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that it's easy to get emotionally attached to these adorable furry creatures, so if disaster strikes (and it may), it can be pretty sad. Even though the stars are animals, voice-over narration explains their thought processes and assigns meaning to their sometimes-cruel actions. Parents may find themselves starting the "birds and bees" conversation after mating scenes or explaining nature's "survival of the fittest." Some scenes with predatory animals can be a little scary for young viewers.
Is It Any Good?
Meerkat Manor is the story of a family's reliance on each other to survive the perils of their surroundings. The series offers an educational view into the wild and is a great choice for family viewing.
The matriarch, Flower, wears a radio collar that allows researchers to track the gang's movements. Flower maintains a dominant reign over the group and uses intimidation and force to ensure submission from her relatives, most of whom are her direct descendants. At the heart of it all, the meerkat pups add comic relief as they put their babysitters to the test with their playful antics.
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