About the Show

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

Your email address
We use our own and third-party cookies to improve our services, personalise your advertising and remember your preferences. If you continue browsing, or click on the accept button on this banner, we understand that you accept the use of cookies on our website. For more information visit our Cookies Policy AcceptClose cookie policy overlay