Collaring a Cat | Big Cat Week

RESEARCHER: We are putting radio collars in these cats because it’s a really good way to follow them. The collar is not a problem for a jaguar. They are quite light. It’s not the prettiest technology but it’s really, really efficient technology. NARRATOR: First, Esperanza gets a full health check. Jaguars have the most powerful […]

Cat vs. Car? | The Incredible Dr. Pol

[cat howls] – Oh, poor baby. [music playing] DR. JAN POL: Steve and Doreen bringing in their cat. They think it was attacked by something. Eww. My gosh. DOREEN WHITNEY: I thought he got puncture wounds from a coyote. I really did. Because we hear them at night all the time. DR. JAN POL: Nothing […]

A Landscape of Fear | Big Cat Week

NARRATOR: Lions are awkward in the trees. But on solid ground, they’ll not only steal from other predators, they’ll go out of their way to take them out. Even the much smaller wild dog is seen as competition, and competition must be destroyed. [birds chirping] Wild dogs generally do whatever they can to stay out […]

Killers in Training | Big Cat Week

NARRATOR: These cubs have ringside seats for a gruesome show, a buffalo hunt. Silent assassins take their places to surround the herd. And the game begins. The lead females test the herd. They need to single out a target. The cubs must stay clear and watch. Shoulder to shoulder, the buffalo form a defensive wall. […]

Big Cats Share a Meal | Jaguar Beach Battle

HOST: First, there’s the famous sea turtle, Arribada. That’s Spanish for arrival. On just a few special nights, tens of thousands of Olive Ridley sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. And then there’s the jaguars. They come out of the forest to prey on the sea turtles. These big cats are extremely elusive […]

One Last Meal | Big Cat Week

[music playing] [elephant wailing] NARRATOR: Lioness versus elephant calf. Two inch canines grip on to inch thick skin. But the two ton youngster fights back to its feet. It takes the whole family to bring this giant to its knees. And when it’s down, it’s over. For the young males, this is their last meal […]

Helping a Sick Kitten | The Incredible Dr. Pol

Move underway, I’m gonna be there in five minutes Scott and his daughter Lily are bringing a barn cat in Little kitten that is in fairly tough shape I’d be sad if that baby kitten couldn’t make it I love this kitten Lily found that in the barn, and it was cold I don’t know […]

Kitty Needs Some Love | The Incredible Dr. Pol

[meowing] DR. POL: We came to the clinic this morning. And there’s a kitten in a cage. And he was just screaming his head off. [meowing] What is the matter with you? Louie was one of those that talked incessantly. Oh, purr, purr, purr. He wanted to be held. Let’s go out front. You can […]

Hunting a Capybara | Big Cat Week

NARRATOR: A male capybara might look docile, but they’re expert swimmers with razor sharp teeth. The jaguars– they don’t realize that there’s a capybara over there. NARRATOR: The jaguars are now so secretive that the only way to see how they hunt is with remote cameras. We can see that these sisters are really, really […]

Kitten With a Cold | The Incredible Dr. Pol

[music playing] NARRATOR: Whole Vet welcomes all creatures, great and small. [meowing] BETTE HELMER: We have a three week old abandoned kitten. We named him Binks. He has been having some sneezing, some respiratory issues. He’s not wanting to eat very well. Kittens that size, they can really go downhill quick when they’re not eating. […]