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Introduction: Big Cats: Episode Two (02:03)


A Margay leaps through Central American forests; it is part of a forty species family that has adapted to habitats across the world.

Prionailurus Viverrinus (05:59)

The Fishing Cat lives in Southeast Asian wetlands; they have partially webbed feet, and insulating fur. A female teaches kittens how to hunt; their long, submerged whiskers detect prey’s movements and distances.

Panthera Leo (06:45)

In Namib Desert, lions live in small groups, relying on shared experience for survival. Three orphaned sisters form Africa’s tiniest, youngest pride; not yet able to hunt, they scavenge for food. Adults pose the biggest threat to them in the harsh environment.

Adaptations and Panthera Onca (07:19)

The Canadian Lynx, Clouded Leopard, and Caracal use specialized features to navigate their habitats. On the Costa Rican coast, Jaguars take advantage of Olive Ridley Sea Turtle mass migration; their powerful jaws crack through preys’ tough shells.

Lynx Rufus (05:34)

Bobcats usually prey on small mammals. In an estuary stream off the California coast, seagulls bathe; an atypical female patiently hunts them, mastering her techniques with daily trial and error attempts.

Panthera Tigris (04:06)

The elusive Swamp Tiger lives on Sundarbans islands, dominating the food chain. During low tide, they prey on land animals migrating to shore. A male patrols the coastline of his territory, using urine spray to warn others to stay away.

Little Species and Felis Nigripes (06:33)

Small Cats are secretive; Ocelots and African Wildcats are common, but rarely seen. In Karoo Desert, scientists track a Black Footed female. She catches a bird; acute night vision and agility make them the feline family’s most lethal hunter.

Octocolobus Manul (06:54)

The Pallas’s Cat lives in remote Mongolia; a female hunts, leaving her cubs on a stony outcrop. Her ears are low set, and she can flatten her body to mimic a rock. Her kittens play, honing survival skills until she returns.

Leptailurus Serval (04:44)

The densest population of Servals is outside Africa’s largest industrial complex; fences keep larger predators out, while other wildlife flourishes in surrounding green spaces. The cats are attracted to abundant prey and undisturbed spaces; many feline numbers are decreasing due to habitat loss.

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

Credits: Big Cats: Episode Two

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Big Cats: Episode 2

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Advances in remote and low-light filming technology provide new insight into the secret life of the mysterious small cats. In South Africa, we follow the nocturnal pursuits of the tiny black-footed cat that stakes its claim to the title of the world's deadliest, and in remotest Mongolia we reveal the rarely seen Pallas's cat, at home with her kittens—she hunts by looking like a rock. Finally, in the Karoo of South Africa, we uncover the secret of the serval that thrives amongst the futuristic landscape of Africa's biggest industrial complex. These are remarkable cats, with surprising lives in extraordinary places.

Length: 51 minutes

Item#: BVL187509

ISBN: 978-1-64867-122-7

Copyright date: ©2018

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