A couple of weeks ago, Animal Planet hosted a home-going service for its Meerkat Manor star Flower, who passed away on the Sept. 28 episode from a cobra bite. Between Flower Power cocktails and sugar cookies bearing her image, we remembered that in Flower’s seven short years, she had been a devoted mother, a fearless matriarch and beloved mentor to those scurrying behind her. But the Whiskers clan isn’t out of the woods yet as they’re about to befall another tragedy. Can the clan still stand tall in the face of such overwhelming adversity (Flower wouldn’t want it any other way!). Yep, restock that tissue box for this one.

Meerkat Manor airs Friday at 9 p.m. on Animal Planet.

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