Cheetahs: Growing up fast

There are few sights in nature as dramatic as a big cat battling its pray but cheetahs aren’t born ready to hunt, it is a skill which their mothers teach them over many challenging months. What does it take in order to turn tiny cubs into fully formed predators? In an effort to find out, one film maker called Kim Wolhuter forged an extraordinary bond with a wild cheetah family and over a year and a half he recorded their lives in remarkably intimate detail.

Thanks to Wolhuter’s unique relationship we can now witness cheetah family life extremely close up and reveal the heartbreak and trial a cheetah mother faces as she battles to raise the next generation. Narrated by David Attenborough, this tale is an astonishing one which brings us that bit closer to the wonder of nature.

 

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