Introduction: Big Cats: Episode Two (02:03)
A Margay leaps through Central American forests; it is part of a forty species family that has adapted to habitats across the world.
Prionailurus Viverrinus (05:59)
The Fishing Cat lives in Southeast Asian wetlands; they have partially webbed feet, and insulating fur. A female teaches kittens how to hunt; their long, submerged whiskers detect prey’s movements and distances.
Panthera Leo (06:45)
In Namib Desert, lions live in small groups, relying on shared experience for survival. Three orphaned sisters form Africa’s tiniest, youngest pride; not yet able to hunt, they scavenge for food. Adults pose the biggest threat to them in the harsh environment.
Adaptations and Panthera Onca (07:19)
The Canadian Lynx, Clouded Leopard, and Caracal use specialized features to navigate their habitats. On the Costa Rican coast, Jaguars take advantage of Olive Ridley Sea Turtle mass migration; their powerful jaws crack through preys’ tough shells.
Lynx Rufus (05:34)
Bobcats usually prey on small mammals. In an estuary stream off the California coast, seagulls bathe; an atypical female patiently hunts them, mastering her techniques with daily trial and error attempts.
Panthera Tigris (04:06)
The elusive Swamp Tiger lives on Sundarbans islands, dominating the food chain. During low tide, they prey on land animals migrating to shore. A male patrols the coastline of his territory, using urine spray to warn others to stay away.
Little Species and Felis Nigripes (06:33)
Small Cats are secretive; Ocelots and African Wildcats are common, but rarely seen. In Karoo Desert, scientists track a Black Footed female. She catches a bird; acute night vision and agility make them the feline family’s most lethal hunter.
Octocolobus Manul (06:54)
The Pallas’s Cat lives in remote Mongolia; a female hunts, leaving her cubs on a stony outcrop. Her ears are low set, and she can flatten her body to mimic a rock. Her kittens play, honing survival skills until she returns.
Leptailurus Serval (04:44)
The densest population of Servals is outside Africa’s largest industrial complex; fences keep larger predators out, while other wildlife flourishes in surrounding green spaces. The cats are attracted to abundant prey and undisturbed spaces; many feline numbers are decreasing due to habitat loss.
Credits: Big Cats: Episode Two (00:33)
Credits: Big Cats: Episode Two
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