Nature: The Story of Cats
Cats are among the most feared and revered creatures on the planet. Their power, strength, and enigmatic nature have fascinated us for centuries. They are one of the most studied mammals in the world yet only now is their real identity being understood - from their incredible hunting abilities, to their unique physiology and remarkable behaviors.
With nearly 40 different species, thriving in almost any environment, the cat is one of the most successful predators since the dinosaurs. Using the latest camera technology and working with leading scientists, we are able to tell the story like never before. Join NATURE in this epic two-part event as we journey across the globe tracking down the origins of these diverse creatures. Take an in-depth look at what makes the family of felines unique and the evolutionary tricks and adaptions that truly make a cat, a cat.
EPISODE 1: ASIA TO AFRICA
Discover how the first cats arose in the forests of Asia, how they spread across the continent and later came to conquer Africa. We reveal how cats evolved with an in-depth look at lions, servals, caracals, cheetahs, tigers, fishing and sand cats.
EPISODE 2: INTO THE AMERICAS
Track the story of cats into the Americas, from battles with their age-old rivals, the dog family, to the rise of domestic cats. Meet the mighty jaguar, the urban mountain lion, the curious ocelot, the Canada lynx, the nimble margay, the Siamese cat and the Sphynx.
Due to limited US rights, this product is not available for shipping to Canada
Producer: Fred Kaufman, Bill Murphy, Anwar Mamon
Production Company: Plimsoll Productions Ltd and THIRTEEN Productions LLC.
Production Year: 2016
Copyright Year: 2016
Director: Anwar Mamon
Narrator: Nora Young
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen