Parents' Guide to

The Secret Lives of Big Cats

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Rare footage of disappearing wildlife is valuable viewing.

TV Max Educational 2019
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Engrossing, exciting footage of wild cats pushes the limits of wildlife documentation in this series. The Secret Lives of Big Cats is suspenseful, exciting viewing because the filmmaker has gone to careful extremes to capture rare footage. Some scenes use infrared and thermal cameras, lending the footage an eerie, almost spooky quality. There are also scenes of savannahs, remote mountain ranges and flocks of elephants and wild game that are expansive and breathtaking.

At times as engaging as an action movie, kids and adults will be glued to the screen as seldom-seen snow leopards chase prey along precipitous cliffs in the remotest mountains of Nepal. Tigers silently stalking prey in the dead of night take on mythical hues. Overall, a high-quality, appealing viewing choice for wildlife lovers.

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