Only three meerkats remain at the Starsky group: Kinkaju, Mozart and Whoopie. The females go foraging but shows signs of undernourishment. In an attempt to increase their group's size the girls go roving in Commandos territory. At the Whiskers, the group take the seven pups out foraging. They encounter an eagle owl, but with nearly fifty members in the family the adults are able to defend the pups without having to retreat to a burrow.
Meanwhile the Starsky group discover a lone male, however the rest of the Commandos quickly appear and chase off the females, ultimately separating them. In the evening only Kinkaju and Mozart return to the Starsky burrow, Whoopie is never seen again. The next day the remaining Starsky members go foraging but a storm forces them to retreat. By the next morning Kinkaju has died from starvation and hyperthermia, leaving Mozart as the sole survivor. She tries to join the Whiskers mob but is chased away.