"Big Cat Week" Returns with Bigger, Bolder Specials Highlighting the World's Fiercest Felines

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06 December 2017
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 Big Cat Week
Courtesy of Nat Geo WILD
"Big Cat Week" 
Begins Monday, December 10 at 
9 PM ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD
 
          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 to raise awareness of the plight of big cats around the world. The buzzworthy Big Cat Week slate includes innovative new specials featuring world-renowned storytellers.  
 
Eighth Annual Big Cat Week special premieres during the week will Include:
 
Jaguar vs. Croc – Monday, December 10 at 9 PM ET/PT
World-renowned wildlife photographer Steve Winter and cameraman Bertie Gregory capture the rarely seen, remarkable lives of jaguars in the Pantanal of Brazil. Follow a mother jaguar as she teaches her cub survival while a determined male jaguar, appropriately named Scarface, dives headfirst into the river to tackle the deadliest of opponents – a six-foot long caiman. Clever capybaras and playful giant otters stick with their family members to avoid being jaguar dinner.
 
Man Among Cheetahs – Tuesday, December 11 at 9 PM ET/PT
The cheetah is the fastest animal on four legs. Reaching up to 78 miles per hour, these magnificent cats are difficult to keep up with … and even more difficult to film. Join veteran wildlife filmmaker Bob Poole as he follows one special cheetah mother that will do everything in her power to protect her young cubs. The story reveals a powerful, intimate look at the realities of life in the African wilderness.
 
Lion Kingdom – Thursday, December 13 at 9 PM ET/PT
Follow the dramatic story of three lion prides battling each other for territory, food and power along the Mwagusi River in Tanzania. When destiny conspires to bring the prides together, it is all out war. Why are these lions intent on destruction? This is the story of life, death and revenge.
 
Savage Kingdom: Uprising – final episode on Friday, December 14 at 9 PM ET/PT
In the second installment of Nat Geo WILD’s hit global event Savage Kingdom, the drama continues in this volatile, cruel and brutal realm in the remote wilderness of Botswana. Established rulers continue to vie for power while new enemies emerge from faraway lands. Will the aging lion king Sekekama hold on to his bloody crown? Has the leopard prince Neo inherited enough luck from his mother to survive? Can the Pale Pack of wild dogs avoid the fate of the Pack of Twenty? How will the lions of the Northern Pride wreak their revenge on queen Matsumi? Leaders will rise and factions will fall. No one is safe in the Savage Kingdom.


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