Ok, I've known about Shakespeare the Meerkat for awhile, but never really saw any reason to post since I don't follow the show. For those who have no idea what I'm talking about, the Animal Planet television channel has a show called "Meerkat Manor" which is some sort of animal reality show. They follow around like 40 meerkats and try to produce the documentary style footage up as dramatically as they can, like a mother meerkat defending the babies from predators, and so on. One of them is named Shakespeare. He's apparently quite popular, with more than a few blogs on the subject.
Well now there's something to post about. Apparently season two of Meerkat Manor has started, and Shakespeare is missing. Even the Today show picked up the story, but they don't have a link up yet. People are very upset. The producers are being realistic about it - they've said themselves that they just don't know what happened to him. I think people forget that this is a show about animals tracked in the wild, so simply losing one is actually quite possible. The producers assume that Shakespeare is dead and that they just haven't found the body.