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S37 Ep1

Super Cats: Episode 1 | Extreme Lives

Premiere: 10/24/2018 | 00:00:30 |

Uncover the secret lives of big cats who thrive in all four corners of the globe, from the solitary snow leopard to the nimble black-footed cat, seen through the latest camera technology and science.

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In part one of NATURE’s miniseries “Super Cats,” Meet the planet’s ultimate cats. Cheetahs are renowned as the fastest animal on land, but the latest scientific research suggests that speed isn’t actually their greatest weapon. In Sri Lanka, a tiny rusty-spotted cat explores his forest home. A male snow leopard, perhaps the world’s most lonesome cat, searches for a mate in the Himalayas. The Canada lynx lives farther north than any cat, relying on snowshoe hares to survive the bitterly cold winters. An African leopard mother fights to raise her cub in the worst drought in decades. In Tanzania, lions form super prides in order to hunt giant prey.

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Narrated by
F. MURRAY ABRAHAM

Produced & Directed by
NICK EASTON

Photography
SUE GIBSON
HUGO KITCHING
IAN LLEWELLYN
MARK MacEWEN
MOTION IMPOSSIBLE
OWEN PRÜMM
HECTOR SKEVINGTON-POSTLES
TOM WALKER

Additional Photography
SANTIAGO CABRAL
BERTIE GREGORY
MARKUS KREUTZ
BJÖRN REHDER

Film Editor
RUPERT TROSKIE

Assistant Film Editor
JACK ROBERTS

Post Production
DOGHOUSE POST PRODUCTION
WOUNDED BUFFALO

Graphic Design
BDH CREATIVE

Sound Editor
KATE HOPKINS

Dubbing Mixer
GRAHAM WILD

Colorist
FRED TAY

Online Editor
MICHAEL LANSDELL

Original Music
BLEEDING FINGERS

Score Producers
MONICA SONAND
RUSSELL EMANUEL

Scientific Consultants
Dr ALEXANDER SLIWA
Dr LUKE HUNTER

Special Thanks:
DANNY SMITH
JIGMET TAKPA
RYAN DURACK
SAM ELLIS
GLOBAL LEOPARD PROJECT
THE BIG CAT SANCTUARY

Wildlife Permits Provided by
ADMINISTRACIÓN DE PARQUES NACIONALES
BELIZE FILM COMMISSION
MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTS, INDIA
PARQUE NACIONAL MONTE LEÓN

Directors
SARA DOUGLAS
ANNA PLACE

Development Researcher
EMILY MILLER

Researcher
HARRIET LAWRENCE

Production Coordinators
JO ARMSTRONG DAVIS
ARPANA PATERSON
ELLIE WILLIAMS

Production Management Assistant
SUSANNA PROUSE

Production Manager
STELLA STYLIANOS

Unit Manager
KATE GORST

Head of Business
OLIVER THOMPSON

Commissioning Editor
TOM MCDONALD

Series Producer
GAVIN BOYLAND

Executive Producer
MICHAEL GUNTON

For NATURE

Series Editor
JANET HESS

Senior Producer
LAURA METZGER LYNCH

Coordinating Producer
JAYNE JUN

Associate Producer
JAMES F. BURKE

Legal Counsel
BLANCHE ROBERTSON

Digital Producer
HEATHER TONER

Social Media Editor
WHITNEY MCGOWAN

Audience Engagement
CHELSEY SAATKAMP

Budget Controller
JAYNE LISI

Online Editor
STACEY DOUGLASS MOVERLEY

Re-Recording Mixer
ED CAMPBELL

Original Funding Provided in Part by
The Arnhold Family In Memory Of Clarisse Arnhold
Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III
Kate W. Cassidy Foundation
Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust
Kathy Chiao and Ken Hao
Anderson Family Fund
Filomen M. D’Agostino Foundation
Rosalind P. Walter
The Halmi Family in memory of Robert Halmi, Sr.
Sandra Atlas Bass
The Arlene and Milton D. Berkman Philanthropic Fund
Anne Ray foundation
Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Series Producer
BILL MURPHY

Executive Producer
FRED KAUFMAN

A BBC Studios Production for PBS and BBC with THIRTEEN Productions LLC, co-produced by France Télévisions

This program was produced by THIRTEEN Productions LLC, which is solely responsible for its content

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