Meerkat in the Kalahari

Courtesy Dr. Tom FlowersCourtesy Dr. Tom FlowersThe Kalahari Meerkat Project is a long–term research project focussing on meerkat populations in Africa’s Kalahari Desert. The project aims to gain more understanding of the evolution of cooperative behaviour.

Meerkat Manor was a British television program produced by Oxford Scientific Films for Animal Planet International. It premiered in September 2005 and the documentary soon attracted a huge following of fans with viewers from around the world regularly watching the adventures of meerkat matriarch, Flower, and her clan.

Sirtrack supplied the project researchers with specially designed, lightweight VHF radio transmitter collars to assist the researchers (and the film crew) in tracking the meerkat as they moved through the Kalahari Desert.