Big Cats: An Amazing Animal Family

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Rare Black-Maned Ethiopian Lion Caught on Video loading...
Rare Black-Maned Ethiopian Lion Caught on Video
A National Geographic explorer spotted the adult male on a recent expedition to Bale Mountains National Park.
5 Ways Your Tabby Is Just Like Big Cats in the Wild loading...
5 Ways Your Tabby Is Just Like Big Cats in the Wild
Our house cats have gone a long way from their big cousins—or have they?
Fluffy Lion Cubs Grace Taronga’s Western Plains loading...
Fluffy Lion Cubs Grace Taronga’s Western Plains
The four young African lion cubs at Taronga have started venturing out of their den.
How Jaguars Survived the Ice Age loading...
How Jaguars Survived the Ice Age
While others were driven into extinction this big cat managed to survive.
Our Most Stunning Pictures of Big Cats loading...
Our Most Stunning Pictures of Big Cats
See National Geographic's most beautiful portraits of wild felines
Australian Group Accuses Tiger Temple Of Supplying Black Market loading...
Australian Group Accuses Tiger Temple Of Supplying Black Market
New report from a Australian nonprofit organisation alleges that monks in Thailand have been speed breeding big cats for the illegal market.
How Do Scientists Collar Wild Animals? loading...
How Do Scientists Collar Wild Animals?
If you think your job is nerve-wracking, try putting a collar on a mountain lion.
Adorable Mountain Lion Kittens Found Near Los Angeles loading...
Adorable Mountain Lion Kittens Found Near Los Angeles
Biologists are anxious to know who fathered the blue-eyed youngsters
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Tigers
Tigers are largest members of the cat family with distinctive reddish coats with white and black markings that are used for camouflage. The coats are unique to each animal – no two tigers have the same markings.
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Snow Leopards
These rare, beautiful gray leopards live in the mountains of Central Asia.
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Lions
The lion, scientific name Panthero leo, is known as the king of the jungle, with amazing beauty and strength.
About the Show

This is the story of the most successful family of predators on Earth – big cats – and their epic rise to power. Zoologist Patrick Aryee journeys around the world to some of the planet’s wildest places, unearthing the big cat’s diverse family tree.

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