Meet Flower, dominant female of the Whiskers group of meerkats. This is the story of how she was orphaned when the group was threatened by its powerful neighbouring meerkats. It tells how she was banished from the group, then unexpectedly saved from certain death before making a triumphant return to the group as dominant female. This is the true story of long, hot days in the Kalahari - sunning, foraging, breeding, fighting for supremacy and defending the range. Including a whole host of colourful characters, "Meerkat Manor" shows how meerkat society is a combination of selfless cooperation and ruthless competition, providing important insights into behaviour in other animals, including humans. Played out with all the drama of a soap opera, this book offers a fascinating look at the lives of these little-understood creatures.