1 November 2007

Meerkat Manor Tightens Its Grip

Photo: BBC, from the television series Meerkat Manor
Whilst I am away on trips, Rose manages to get herself quite hooked on the fascinating antics of a few families of meerkats, who hang out somewhere in the Kalahari. It's the sort of reality television that we like - honest - real - ... right! Thoroughly entertaining, reading up on how the series is made has many interesting bits about the camera work but it does seem that the meerkats get pretty used to humans researching them and that not everything you see in the TV series is exactly how it really happened. Wikipedia has some good info. As an aside, in the UK and Canada version of the series, the narrator is actor Bill Nighy, whose roles amongst many has included that of Slartibartfast in the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, and Davy Jones in Pirates of the Caribbean.

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