Meerkat Family Saga

A drama with lust, anger and mother-daughter rivalry plays out in Savannah.
1:59 | 02/23/12

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They're cute and furry and you may be surprised to learn near -- are an awful lot like cops and -- -- mothers seem to have a lot of the same jobs as human moms bathing feeding and arranging for child. I mean cat care and just like your house when mom America gets Matt. Watch -- Here's Stephanie. In the harsh barren landscape of the Kalahari Desert and animal so -- replace him. Driven -- lost would be assassins. And a life threatening rivalry between mother and daughter. People are fascinated with their camps because we can see themselves -- -- them. -- expert Pam Bennett Wahlberg describes -- cat mom says mostly supportive. A little dysfunctional and held together by strong females for girls -- they used to become the leader of -- group. Because there's media -- his little finger on what's more assertive. A planet near camp by a six year old matriarch named -- lives here. A litter of new pops have arrived -- like working moms everywhere -- -- multitasking. Finding food. Beating the little ones. And carrying a big. Miss -- her oldest daughter miss -- But ms. dean's attention is diverted by a -- cocky meals from a rival clan contest and is. She has her flank while her brother keeps watch over the cops -- -- -- slip up will later come back to haunt her. Cats are immune to a scorpions poison. -- twelve inches tall and two counts it's -- near camp and often and -- pray. -- cobra is one of the most venomous snakes in Africa. Facing -- predator near cast to band together. It's almost like -- dance -- advance together and they retreat. The advanced together and we treat. So the perception of the predators it's one large animal. Outnumbered. -- -- retreats. Unfortunately the near -- survival instinct sometimes turns them against their own. Matriarch claimed he is pregnant again and so was her daughter miss -- But there's no room for one pregnant female and her family -- Competition between mothers and their daughters for breeding rights is sometimes fierce you don't want to over -- eight. Your food supplies. -- lashes out at her daughter a brutal and unnecessary -- of dominance. -- ms. -- is alone in the wilderness with no protection. This stress is too much and she loses her unborn cops. Seasons change fast in the Kalahari. The land leases on a rainy season's -- eat a lookout spots trouble. An enemy plan is approaching and ready to confront -- family. She's just given birth but -- and he -- her -- into the skirmish. Vienna is forced to. Tiny needles at the end of the season news feed if you. -- her mother take her back without hot sticky miss -- is no longer a threat and so was forgive him. The near cancer family is made whole again. For Nightline I'm Stephanie -- in New York. Fascinating the clan of America airs this Sunday on Nat geo wild.

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