The forested hills of Zimbabwe may not seem like typical cheetah habitat. But it's here that cinematographer Kim Wolhuter forges an amazing relationship with a wild cheetah family. For two years, he shadows a mom and her cubs to reveal what it takes to turn cubs into predators. Along the way, he discovers the heartbreak and triumph every cheetah mother must face as she raises the next generation.
Nature: The Cheetah Children Life on the African plains is a constant struggle, but for a single mother rearing her offspring, the odds seem to be stacked against them. This is an inspiring tale about motherhood and family, as we follow a cheetah family on the grasslands through the eyes of conservationist and cameraman Kim Wolhuter. The mother is completely on her own, protecting her five newborn cubs and teaching them how to hunt some of the continent's fastest game. Watch as the inquisitive cubs explore the world around them and discover their place in the forests of Zimbabwe. Over time, two sister cubs survive and develop into brave and successful predators ensuring their species will give birth to another generation.
Producer: Adrian Bailey, Kim Wolhuter, Bill Murphy
Executive Producer: Fred Kaufman
Production Company: WNET; Thirteen; BBC Studios Limited; Hat Creek Productions
Production Year: 2017
Copyright Year: 2017
Narrator: CHRIS MORGAN
Writers: ROBYN KEENE-YOUNG
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 53 minutes
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen