Satur­day 24/ 7 WILD: A MEERKAT’S TALE

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SBS ONE, 7.30pm

Meerkats love run­ning about and pop­ping their head up now and again to watch what is go­ing on. But we hu­mans are so fas­ci­nated by their be­hav­iour that we spend many hours film­ing them for shows such as this fas­ci­nat­ing an­i­mal doco. Tonight, we meet Swift, a five- week- old meerkat who was born in one of the harsh­est places on Earth, the Kala­hari Desert in south­ern Africa. A drought has hit the re­gion, food is scarce and Swift’s fam­ily is hun­gry. The fam­ily mem­bers’ des­per­a­tion will lead them into dan­ger – across busy roads and into the hos­tile ter­ri­to­ries of ri­val meerkats. Worse still, preda­tors are on the hunt from above and be­low and meerkats are a tar­get.

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