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Big Cat Diary

Cast of 'Big Cat Diary'

  • Saba Douglas-Hamilton
  • Simon King
  • Jonathan Scott

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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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.
  • Fri 6/3
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Cranes and Cats of the Mara River

S01, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 2, 1996)
Fundi and her cubs return; cranes identify the cats' whereabouts; Half-Tail protects her cub.
  • Fri 6/3
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The Big Pride: Night Vigil

S01, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 9, 1996)
Simon and Jonathan study the cats' habits; Half-Tail and her cubs become more mobile; the lion pride reappears.
  • Mon 6/6
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The Elusive Prey

S01, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 16, 1996)
The heavy rains disperse the prey on the Masai Mara; hungry lionesses and their cubs face uncertainty.
  • Mon 6/6
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Meeting the Big Cats

S02, E01  (First Aired: Oct. 11, 1998)
Amber's cheetah cubs learn to fend for themselves; leopards Half-Tail and Shadow remain elusive.
  • Tue 6/7
  • 6:00AM-6:30AM
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Looking for Half-Tail

S02, E02  (First Aired: Oct. 18, 1998)
Half-Tail is found; the cheetah cubs strive for independence; the marsh pride reaches a milestone.
  • Tue 6/7
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Wildebeest Move Into the Marsh

S02, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 25, 1998)
Half-Tail has become a mother again; a Marsh pride male plays with his cubs; wildebeest and zebras cross the crocodile-infested Mara River.
  • Wed 6/8
  • 6:00AM-6:30AM
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Half-Tail's New Cubs

S02, E04  (First Aired: Nov. 1, 1998)
Serval family; the marsh pride encounters vultures; Half-Tail's cubs are timid; a new pride encounters a buffalo herd; Amber and her cubs find a wildebeest calf.
  • Wed 6/8
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Overly-Ambitious Cheetah Cubs

S02, E05  (First Aired: Nov. 8, 1998)
The marsh pride stalks a zebra foal; Shadow stalks a wildebeest; the cheetahs attempt ambitious kills; an elephant herd threatens the cubs.
  • Thu 6/9
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Learning to Hunt

S02, E06  (First Aired: Nov. 15, 1998)
Amber's cubs spy a gazelle family; the marsh pride encounters a buffalo herd; Shadow patrols her territory; Half-Tail watches dueling impalas.
  • Thu 6/9
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Benefits of Rain for the Big Cats

S02, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 22, 1998)
Amber's family chases gazelles; a lioness is injured; the social relationship of the marsh pride; Shadow makes a double kill.
  • Fri 6/10
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Buffalo Confrontation

S02, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 29, 1998)
The cheetahs grow hungry; gazelles and warthogs thwart Shadow; the pride has an unsuccessful hunt; the marsh cubs encounter a buffalo herd.
  • Fri 6/10
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