Tag archives for Cats

Top 5 Most Heartwarming Moments From “Give Me Shelter”

From Kittenpalooza to Puppy Fashion Shows, Pet Helpers is full of activity on four all-new episodes of Give Me Shelter, premiering tonight on Nat Geo WILD at 7/6c. Have you ever been to a Kittenpalooza? Think cats, cats, and more cats. However, what happens when the event starts running out of these feline friends? The volunteers…

The Secret Life of Cats

Combining the latest scientific research with intimate macrophotography, illuminating thermal images and slow-motion footage, The Secret Life of Cats exposes the awe-inspiring qualities that every cat possesses. Tracing a cat’s development from birth to six months, see how a blind, deaf and ultimately defenseless newborn evolves into an agile hunter, savvy survivalist and trusted confidant.…

Strange and Unusual Obessions

Behind seemingly ‘normal’ homes across America lie secret lifestyles. Lifestyles that can be considered unusual, strange, even taboo. From colossal collections to intense infatuations, here’s a roundup from Taboo USA: Extreme Obsessions.   House of 1000 Cats Cats! Cats! Cats! I am an animal lover and a cat lover so when I heard we were…

The Rare and Vulnerable Animals of Wild China

This landmark three-part special, Wild China, gains unprecedented access into this most enigmatic of countries, to reveal a land of astonishing complexity.  A land of immense cultural diversity and a wide range of traditional lifestyles – often in close partnership with nature. However, China faces immense social and environmental problems– many rare species unique to…

Territorial Mountain Lions

The mountain lion was once near extinction. A wildlife treasure of Western America, this big cat is known by many other names, like the puma, cougar and deer tiger. While wild populations have rebounded over the years, habitat loss, poaching and territorial overlapping with human settlements continue to threaten the species. These solitary big cats are…

Lion Surgery

© Renegade Pictures The Kingdom of the White Lion is a 700 hectare private wildlife sanctuary. It’s home to some of Africa’s most notorious predators, like lions, hyenas and black leopards. Kevin Richardson, a controversial hands-on animal behaviorist and conservationist, runs the facility. This sanctuary requires over $20,000 per month to feed the animals, pay…

History of the Domesticated Cat

© Mark Knobil / NGT The cat: a mysterious creature, at once loving and aloof. As a species, cats are proven survivors – they thrive on the islands of Antarctica, alongside giant lizards in the Galapagos and as urban scavengers in the world’s biggest cities. Across the globe, there are more than 600 million domestic…

Surviving Summer

© Aquavision TV Productions cc In August, Zambia’s Luangwa River becomes an unsettling battleground as both hunter and hunted struggle to survive. Animals are pushed to their limits as they endure the blistering sun, high temperatures, receeding rivers and lack of water. And hippos, lions and crocodiles are forced together in an area of just…

Lion Pride

© Aeron Banfield / Aquavision TV Productions Lions are the only big cat species that live in groups. These groups are family units, comprised of up to three male individuals, about a dozen females, and their offspring. The complex world of a lion pride includes males fighting for breeding rights and lionesses hunting for the…

Big Cat Fences

© Aeron Banfield / Aquavision TV Productions cc Big cat populations in east Africa are declining. In the 1940s wild lions may have numbered 450,000 individuals, but today these populations have plummeted to as few as 20,000. And one cause for the demise of wild lions in rural Kenya? Livestock farmers. As these pastoralists strive…