They are the kings and queens of the jungle. Iconic animals of incredible strength, speed, agility, and beauty that have bewildered us for generations. They are lions, tigers, cheetahs, jaguars, cougars, and more, all members of the world’s big cat species and Nat Geo WILD will once again give them their turn in the spotlight.
Nat Geo WILD presents the third annual “Big Cat Week” to dramatically showcase the world’s most extraordinary big cat species. Included in this year’s event is the Snow Leopard of Afghanistan, which will take viewers behind the ground-breaking tracking, capture and release of a rare snow leopard by expert big cat wrangler Boone Smith, who achieved what many thought was impossible.
Other featured premieres during the “Big Cat Week” will explore the ferocious anatomy of the “big four” cats; the coming-of-age tale of a cheetah caring for and training her first litter of cubs; and one man’s quest to capture one of the most elusive members of the big cat family, the jaguar, on the hunt.
Yet even as these animals remain revered the world over, they are battling an unforeseen enemy: their own decline. Did you know that Africa’s lion population has declined by more than 90 percent in the last 50 years? That there are now more tigers living in captivity than in the wild and that cheetahs have disappeared from more than 75 percent of their population?
Don’t forget to catch the five nights of “Big Cat Week” beginning 18th February 2013 to 22nd February 2013 (Monday to Friday) at 10pm exclusively on Nat Geo WILD (Astro Ch 550). All the programmes on Nat Geo Wild are available with multiple audio-options in English, Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin & Tamil, 24-hours daily.
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