Scientists are studying cats in greater detail than ever before. New approaches and technologies help uncover some of the cats’ most intimate secrets, including the cheetah’s remarkable gymnastic abilities and why lions are able to hunt so cooperatively.
There are few conservation stories as inspiring as that of the reintroduction of the magnificent Iberian lynx. Once considered the most endangered cat in the world, the only thing that could save it was the collaboration of hundreds of passionate people, all with the same dream - to save this “Jewel of the Mediterranean.”
Despite their visibility in popular culture, tigers are one of the most threatened big cats in the world. With their populations shrinking in the wild, they could go extinct if we become too complacent.
Many of you have asked why some of the stars of the Super Cats miniseries can be seen wearing radio collars, including the black-footed cat called Gyra featured in episode two. We asked Dr. Alexander Sliwa, leader of the Black-footed Cat Working Group and scientific consultant on the Super Cats series, why radio collars are a necessary tool for scientists to study wild cats.
Discover how cats have conquered the world, thriving in almost every landscape on Earth, from the wetlands of Asia to Africa's oldest desert, to the shores of California and the tropical beaches of Costa Rica.
Super Cats: A NATURE Miniseries features a footage of several cats that have never been caught on film before. The crew shares some of the insights from the shoot and some moments they will never forget!
Black-footed cats are Africa’s smallest cat and the deadliest of the entire cat family - with a 60 percent hunting success rate. New technology finally allows us to follow this tiny predator on her nocturnal pursuits.
In the wake of our recent program Super Cats: A NATURE Miniseries, we wanted to address concerns about the exotic pet trade. Dr. Niki Rust, Technical Advisor in Wildlife for WWF-UK, gives us her views on the issues.