Featuring some of the most fearsome and beautiful big cats - lions, leopards, and tigers - these four films explore the cats' struggle for survival and our ongoing fascination with these incredible creatures. Encores of "Elsa's Legacy," "Siberian Tiger Quest," and "Revealing the Leopard" Air on PBS July 17, July 24 and July 31, Respectively
Nature: Big Cats
LIONS AND TIGERS AND LEOPARDS, OH MY!
Available on DVD from PBS Distribution July 9th
Set is 50% off the Regular SRP if the Four Programs Included Were Sold Separately
Encores of "Elsa's Legacy," "Siberian Tiger Quest," and "Revealing the Leopard" Air on PBS July 17, July 24 and July 31, Respectively
Arlington, Va. - June 6, 2013 - PBS Distribution today announced it is releasing Nature: Big Cats on DVD. Explore the hidden lives of three of the most dangerous predators on the planet with Nature: Big Cats. Featuring some of the most fearsome and beautiful big cats - lions, leopards, and tigers - these four films explore the cats' struggle for survival and our ongoing fascination with these incredible creatures. Big Cats will be available on DVD July 9, 2013.
The set run time is 240 minutes on two discs and its SRP is $39.99.
Descriptions of each of the programs included are below.
Elsa's Legacy - Behind the wildly popular "Born Free" book and movie lies the real story of the orphaned lion cub, Elsa, raised by George and Joy Adamson before being released back into the wild. Now, a rare glimpse into the diaries, home movies, and detailed records the couple kept reveals an intimate look at their pioneering work and our appreciation for the animal kingdom.
Revealing the Leopard - Leopards are very clever cats. Around the world, as lions and tigers are disappearing, leopards adapt and thrive. They live among us, hunting from Africa to Siberia, from Arabia to Beijing, yet they remain almost completely unseen. Rare and intimate footage of a mother and her cubs reveals what it means to be a leopard in the modern world.
Siberian Tiger Quest - Only one individual has ever filmed Siberian tigers in the wild. Ecologist Chris Morgan ("Bears of the Last Frontier") joins Korean cameraman Sooyong Park in the forests of the far eastern Russian frontier to learn Park's techniques and to fulfill his lifelong dream to do the same. Park's remarkable footage of these creatures hunted almost to extinction is a highlight of the film.
The White Lions - White lions are among the rarest and most treasured animals in the world, though their ghostly color is both a blessing and a curse due to their high visibility. Follow the story of two remarkable white lion cubs as they struggle for survival on the savanna.
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Nature: Big Cats
Street Date: July 9, 2013
Run Time: Approx. 240 Minutes on Two Discs
July 10, 2013, 8:00 am - PR