In the natural world there are many wondrous events that capture the public imagination. There’s the frenzy of sharks as they tear through a shoal of herring. There’s the sight of Grizzly Bears fishing for salmon at the falls in Alaska. There’s the vast migrations of Wildebeest across the Savannah. There’s the White House Press Conference with Donald Trump fighting with CNN. OK, maybe that last one isn’t so wonderful even if it is amusing. But the point is, there are a lot of things out there to get excited about.
One of the most exhilarating events is that of big cats hunting. There are said to be seven ‘Big Cats‘. These are tiger, lion, jaguar, leopard, snow leopard and two types of clouded leopard. Of these seven, only the snow leopard cannot roar, which appears to be a status symbol in the Big Cat world and means that snow leopards are obliged to sit down the back during conventions. A wider interpretation of the term ‘Big Cat‘ also includes cheetahs, cougars (mountain lion), and lynx. We could throw in caracals, a cute creature that is usually sidelined in discussions about wild cats.
In the following presentation, we get to see 5 of the best moments, recorded by BBC, when Big Cats took centre stage. The final scene is sensational.