BBC Video - Meerkats - Part of a Team DVD (Simon King - Big Cat Diary) £2.97 at Amazon
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Enter the secret world of the Meerkat. Meerkats live dramatic lives - they are both predator and prey, have neighbourhood wars, family intrigues and family support. There are leaders, mothers, nurses and guards. There is domination, extramarital sex and infanticide. But they are only a foot tall.
For the first time Simon King (Big Cat Diary) tries to enter their Lilliputian world and gain the trust and acceptance of these creatures through their dramatic day-today lives. Using miniature video cameras and ground level steadicam, Simon films the meerkats so they appear on screen as the size of humans. Seen this close, the scorpions and snakes they tackle are the size of monsters, and the jackals and eagles that hunt them are like your worst nightmare! As we step in amongst the families, the characters are revealed: the boss, the challengers, the dedicated mothers and the risk-takers. It may look like meerkats are united but is this really altruism? Meerkat life may not be everything it seems.
Reviews - This is a lovely DVD for all the family. These cute little
creatures have become the darlings of the animal world thanks
to the release of this and other DVDs. Everything you want to
know about Meerkats is beautifully filmed and narrated. This
is a 5 star,feel good nature story to make you HAPPY.
I brought this for my dad and we watched it the night it was delivered. We all enjoyed it and were amazed by how close and comfortable the meerkats were with him. I would definitely recommend this for any meerkat fans :-)
I thoroughly enjoyed this DVD and would recommend it. I can't wait to receive Meerkats the Movie when it is released in November. Quick delivery too