Jaguar Development and Rehabilitating Arrival (06:05)
Giles Clark cares for 10 week Maya at home; residents at his Big Cat Sanctuary are rescues or part of the international breeding program. They take in a five month Cheetah recovering from injury; he attempts bonding and feeding.
Jaguar Cub Ambassador (03:20)
Maya goes on morning news television to raise awareness for endangered big cats; Clark reflects on her progress. He raises funds for a Kenyan conservation organization trying to protect lions.
Jaguar Bite Development (02:08)
Clark gives Maya raw chicken; in the wild she would now accompany her mother on hunts. Her jaw strength is developing; she cracks the bone with her carnassial teeth.
Bonding With Willow: Progress (03:19)
The Cheetah cub adjusts to the Big Cat Sanctuary; Clark attempts bonding again. They play; she shows signs of relaxation and acceptance of him.
Outgrowing the Suburban Home (03:59)
Eleven week Maya spends her last night in Clark's house looking for stimulation; her play is too rough for human environments. Her enclosure is constructed while she stays in a transitionary cabin.
Bonding With Willow: Success (03:55)
Cheetahs are cautious; Clark patiently bonds with the cub. They play; she becomes affectionate with him. She craves contact; in the wild, she would live with siblings and her mother until two years old.
New Terrain: Maya (02:33)
Clark takes the Black Panther cub to her new enclosure; she confidently explores it, playing in the pool. Jaguars' large paws help them swim and hunt aquatic prey; they spend significantly more time in water than other big cats.
New Terrain: Willow (03:46)
Clark has improved adult Cheetahs' response to humans at the Big Cat Sanctuary; monitoring their health is easier after establishing trust. He coaxes the cub outside; she explores and climbs a picnic table.
Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservatory (12:12)
Clark travels to Kenya to support lion conservation efforts; he assists wildlife services with collaring a female. When cats travel outside the reserve, they risk poisoning by farmers defending livestock. African populations have declined by 70% in 50 years.
Sanctuary Life (07:50)
Clark returns to Kent; Willow lives in a large enclosure, and he prepares Maya to transition into hers. She settles in; she receives an encouraging veterinarian check-up. He reflects on the last year; his work has raised funds for global conservation efforts.
Credits: Big Cats About The House: Episode Three (00:33)
Credits: Big Cats About The House: Episode Three
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