Over 30 years ago Dereck and Beverly Joubert, National Geographic Explorers in Residence, went out on a quest to research and understand big cats. They worked through the night, in droughts and floods, following both lions and leopards in an effort to piece together the puzzle of what makes cats unique in this environment. Their odyssey leads them to understand that lions and leopards are both specialists and adapting generalist hunters and yet they are both in drastic decline because of hunting and poaching, poisoning and the advance of civilisation. Big Cat Odyssey also looks at some of the most extreme scenes of cats ever filmed.
Never miss a Nat Geo moment
Join our curious community and you'll have access to some great features!
Personalised content reflecting your interests on the site
Watch exclusive videos before anyone else
Favourite content that you like or want to check out later
Free SMS and Email reminders so you never miss a show
Get notified when content that interests you is published
Share your photos on Snap! that could appear on TV
Share your thoughts and opinions on various matters
Receive a monthly newsletter with loads of great content