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Introduction: Big Cats: Episode One (02:08)


Cheetahs are the fastest land animals, and part of a forty species family ranging in size, speed, and strength.

Panthera Leo (07:24)

Lions are uniquely social, living in prides; in Tanzania, a super-pride has formed, and the extended family defends and provides for all mothers and cubs. Larger groups hunt bigger prey; buffalo inflicted injuries and deaths are common.

Miniature Predator (04:40)

The Rusty Spotted Cat is the smallest feline. They are brave, with acute senses, able to differentiate a billion odors. They mentally create and store three dimensional maps of the Sri Lankan jungle, enabling safe and expedient return home from hunts.

South American Species (02:03)

Jaguars hunt crocodiles in Patanal, the world's largest tropical wetland; they have the strongest bite per pound of all cats. The precision jumping, tree climbing Margay lives in the jungle; they judge distances precisely and have 180 degree rotating ankles.

Panthera Uncia (06:41)

The Snow Leopard lives in the Himalayas; food scarcities require them to maintain large territories. A male uses his enduring, pungent urine sprays to attract a mate; he explores for days before finding a female’s mark, and hearing her call.

Panthera Pardus and Kittens (07:51)

Leopards are highly adaptive, occupying more habitats than other felines. An African female provides for her young, but must hunt alone, leaving offspring vulnerable; half of cubs perish in their first year. Cats have long infancies; sibling play develops survival skills.

Puma Concotor (05:21)

At Patagonia, pumas take advantage of Magellanic Penguins annual nesting migration. Food is typically scarce; the cats slaughter many defenseless birds. The feline is the most widespread mammal on the Western Hemisphere.

Lynx Canadensis (05:27)

The highly elusive Canadian Lynx lives in the Yukon. They hunt snowshoe hare exclusively, conserving energy by stealth tracking prey; they must catch one daily to survive.

Acinonyx Jubatus (06:28)

In the Namibian Desert, Cheetahs are studied with a camera-equipped, high-speed buggy. The feline reaches high speeds, while reacting instantly to prey’s movements; traction claws, balancing tails and strong bones allow abrupt directional changes and stops.

Credits: Big Cats: Episode One (00:33)

Credits: Big Cats: Episode One

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Big Cats: Episode 1

Part of the Series : Big Cats
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This documentary follows cat species from around the world, from the lions of Tanzania—the only cat species to live in groups - to the tiny rusty spotted cat of Sri Lanka, 200 times smaller than a lion but just as curious. The film also peeks into the secret lives of the Canada lynx, which lives further north than any cat, and follows an African leopard mother, which for a decade has worn a radio collar allowing scientists to follow every twist and turn of her existence.

Length: 49 minutes

Item#: BVL187508

ISBN: 978-1-64867-121-0

Copyright date: ©2018

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