Big Cat Month is roaring back into action this February – exclusive to Nat Geo WILD (BT TV channel 318/374 HD).
Celebrating all things big cat, you can look forward to the most jaw-dropping, epic and emotional new documentaries, taking you closer than ever before to lions, leopards, pumas and tigers.
The dramatic footage will share the triumphs, defeats and heart-pounding struggles to survive for the majestic creatures – shining a light on the serious threat faced by all these species in 2019.
Here are three reasons not to miss a moment of Big Cat Month:
1. Jaw-dropping films
From pumas in Patagonia to leopards in South Africa, 2019's Big Cat Month has extraordinary stories that are a timely reminder on the importance of Big Cats to the world.
Acclaimed filmmakers including Dereck and Beverly Joubert and Boone Smith and films including Birth of a Pride and Man vs Puma use the most cutting-edge filming technologies to place you within a whisker of these stunning creatures.
2. Exclusive new documentaries
Every Sunday at 6pm, catch a ground-breaking documentary that will show you a new side to fierce felines.
Clash of the Tigers is the thrilling tale of a strong-willed mother tiger who risks everything for her young cubs. Regime of the Queen puts the spotlight on the lioness in a pride and Leopard Kingdom follows the story of Karula, a leopard who has ruled her South African Kingdom for over a decade.
Boone Smith's Man vs Puma follows pumas as they hunt penguins, while Birth of a Pride recounts an astonishing life journey for lions in Botswana as they grow from baby cubs to hunting pride.
3. The Big Cats Initiative
More than a television event, Big Cat Month is an extension of the Big Cats Initiative, a long-term commitment by the National Geographic Society to halt the decline of big cats in the wild.
This global programme actively supports on-the-ground research and conservation projects to protect the planet’s top felines.
For more information on the Big Cats Initiative and how you can get involved, visit NatGeoBigCats.org
Watch Big Cat Month all February on Nat Geo WILD (BT TV channel 318/374 HD)