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Big Cat Diary

Three teams of specialists file weekly reports on the family life of cheetahs, lions and leopards at a camp in the heart of Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.

Premiere:
Sep 11, 1996
Original Network:
BBC1
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Wild Neighborhood

S03, E09  (First Aired: Feb. 25, 2001)
Lions of a marsh pride battle heavy opponents; hyenas; rare African cats.
  • Wed 7/27
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Family Drama

S03, E10  (First Aired: Mar. 4, 2001)
It's time for Sofi the leopard cub to leave her mother and make her own way in the world; a missing lion cub.
  • Wed 7/27
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Return to the Mara

S03, E01  (First Aired: Nov. 26, 2000)
Shadow the leopard, Amber the cheetah and a pride of lions are followed through Kenya's Masai Mara.
  • Thu 7/28
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Big Cat Triplets

(First Aired: Apr. 16, 2009)
  • Thu 7/28
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Cheetah Central

(First Aired: Apr. 17, 2009)
  • Fri 7/29
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King of Beasts

(First Aired: Apr. 17, 2009)
  • Fri 7/29
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On the Hunt

(First Aired: Jun. 8, 2009)
  • Sat 7/30
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Kike's Cubs

(First Aired: Jun. 8, 2009)
Saba Douglas-Hamilton teams up with Bella the leopard; Jonathan Scott follows the adventures of Kike, a mother cheetah, and her three cubs.
  • Sat 7/30
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Friends and Foes

(First Aired: Jun. 2, 2009)
  • Mon 8/1
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Buffalo Standoff

(First Aired: Jun. 3, 2009)
  • Mon 8/1
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They Are Cheetahs

(First Aired: Jun. 3, 2009)
  • Tue 8/2
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Trouble for Simba

(First Aired: Jul. 6, 2006)
Simba loses his backup; Bibi becomes a mother.
  • Tue 8/2
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Bella's Twins

(First Aired: Aug. 20, 2009)
  • Wed 8/3
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On the Hunt

(First Aired: Jun. 8, 2009)
  • Wed 8/3
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Kike's Cubs

(First Aired: Jun. 8, 2009)
Saba Douglas-Hamilton teams up with Bella the leopard; Jonathan Scott follows the adventures of Kike, a mother cheetah, and her three cubs.
  • Thu 8/4
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Bibi's Lost Babies

(First Aired: Jun. 9, 2009)
Two lion cubs fight the odds to survive in the open grassland after being separated from their mother.
  • Thu 8/4
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The Marsh Pride Lions

(First Aired: Jan. 6, 2007)
Marsh Pride suffers a major loss, displacing Bibi and her cubs.
  • Fri 8/5
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Search for Sala

(First Aired: Jan. 6, 2007)
The Ridge Pride of lions; a cheetah and her cubs master teamwork; Bella the leopard teaches her two cubs.
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Little Toto

(First Aired: Jun. 12, 2009)
Cheetah cub Toto gets separated from its mother.
  • Sat 8/6
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Top Notch

(First Aired: Jun. 12, 2009)
Alpha-male lion Notch must defend his home and cubs from two invading males.
  • Sat 8/6
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Treed by Lions

(First Aired: Jan. 13, 2007)
Kike, the cheetah, and her cubs struggle to eat after hyenas steal their kill; Sala and Cheza, the lion cubs, play fight while the rest of their pride goes into a real battle.
  • Mon 8/8
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Masai Mara: The Great Migration

S01, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 11, 1996)
Filmmakers follow a pride of lions, a cheetah with her cub, and a leopard family in Kenya's Masai Mara.
  • Mon 8/8
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Tracking the Marsh Pride

S01, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 18, 1996)
Torrential storms turn the short grass plains into a quagmire, and the Big Cat Diary team can only hope that the rains will stop so that they can continue their vigil after sundown.
  • Tue 8/9
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Kidogo's Cubs: Family Ties

S01, E03  (First Aired: Sep. 25, 1996)
Kidogo, the cheetah, and her cubs groom themselves; Kidogo hunts while the cubs play; how Half-Tail, the leopard, lost her tail.
  • Tue 8/9
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