Nat Geo WILD knows that when it comes to saving our planet’s big cats, “catitude” is everything. With incredible species like cheetahs, leopards and lions in decline, Nat Geo WILD’s eighth annual Big Cat Week is roaring louder than ever with a fierce lineup of visually stunning and inspirational specials aimed at raising awareness of the plight of big cats around the world. Big Cat Week premieres on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 9/8c on Nat Geo WILD.
On Monday, December 11, veteran wildlife filmmaker Bob Poole sets out on a madcap adventure following a formidable cheetah mother who is determined to keep her cubs alive during Man Among Cheetahs. Along the way, watch him negotiate the risks and realities of filming in the African wilderness while trying to keep up with the fastest animal on four legs. In this exclusive clip, we have a firsthand account of a cheetah chase will have you rooting for the cats and the filmmaker. We see the cheetah laser focused on its prey and going after it full speed, like a torpedo. Man Among Cheetahs premieres Monday, Dec. 11, at 9/8c.
The buzzworthy Big Cat Week slate includes innovative new specials featuring world-renowned storytellers. National Geographic photographers Steve Winter and Bertie Gregory track down and capture incredible footage of Brazil’s top predator in Jaguar vs. Croc; famed wildlife filmmaker Bob Poole reveals the intimate story of a cheetah mother and her cubs in Man Among Cheetahs; three prides of lions battle over territory, food and power in the dramatic special Lion Kingdom; we reveal the secrets of a legendary tigress that famously reigned over her territory in western region of India in the new special The World’s Most Famous Tiger; our expert safari guides return for a special Big Cat Week two-hour broadcast in Nat Geo WILD’s innovative Safari LIVE; and king Sekekama’s power is challenged as his heirs plot to take over the throne in the finale of Savage Kingdom: Uprising.