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Published On: Mon, Feb 13th, 2017

Nat Geo’s ‘Big Cat Week’ starts Monday, Feb 20, schedule details revealed

Battle for the Pride
Monday, Feb. 20, at 9/8c
Follow a pride in Botswana to discover the brutal realities of family life for lions. As few as one in five cubs live to two years old and it takes them years to develop the abilities needed to become an apex predator. Watch as the cubs learn from their family, mastering the expert skills needed to stay on top and practicing their killer tactics on prey. Find out who will become a lion king.
Storm Cats
Monday, Feb. 20, at 10/9c
Africa’s big cats lead a predictable life — they are masters of the dry terrain. However, for eight intense weeks, violent storms transform their world, shattering their routine. Storm Cats follows the lives of two generations of big cats during the fleeting wet season in arid Botswana. It is an intimate portrayal of lion and cheetah families pushed to the edge by nature’s raw power. Only those that can adapt will survive.

The Vumbi cubs at 5 months old. The mothers hide them when they hunt and always greet all the cubs when they return. (Photo credit: © National Geographic Creative / Michael Nichols)

Jaguar: Supercat

Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 9/8c
Jaguars are South America’s supreme predator, but they’re also one of the most elusive animals on the planet. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, Jaguar: Supercat follows a pioneering team in Brazil as it tracks and follows individual wild jaguars to gain amazing new insights into their lives.
Ultimate Rivals: Cat. vs. Dog
Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 9/8c
In Ultimate Rivals: Cat vs. Dog, the competition for survival unfolds in the plains of southern Africa. Both cats and dogs bring their own unique arsenal of weapons and tactics to the playing field, yet it is not just a “cat eat dog” world in the grasslands. Lions eat cheetahs; jackals eat lion cubs; hyenas eat whatever they can get their paws on. In this competitive landscape, showdowns can be deadly, yet each species has managed to carve out its own unique existence.
Soul of the Cat
Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 10/9c
Produced by National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence and world-renowned filmmakers Beverly and Dereck Joubert, Soul of the Cat looks at the parallels between domestic cats and their wild cousins. From pet tabbies to great lions, cats of all sizes are natural-born killers. Soul of the Cat explores the origins and deep connections between cats of all sizes.
Kings of the Kill
Thursday, Feb. 23, at 9/8c
In Africa’s Serengeti, lions, leopards and cheetahs employ different hunting techniques to catch and kill their prey. Leopards exercise stealth, cheetahs unleash incredible speed but lions have the greatest hunting advantage of all — the strength of a pride. But even lions have enemies, and one lion dynasty must defend its kingdom against a deadly foe.
African Cats
Friday, Feb. 24, at 9/8c
Disneynature’s African Cats captures the real-life love, humor and determination of the majestic kings of the savanna. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, the story features an endearing lion cub, a fearless cheetah and a proud leader of a lion pride who must defend his family from a rival lion and his sons.
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