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NATURE: The Story of Cats

Wednesdays, October 7-14, 2020, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET

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Cats are among the most feared and revered creatures on the planet. Their power, strength, and enigmatic nature have fascinated us for centuries. They’ve dominated human culture since the dawn of civilization. They are one of the most studied mammals in the world yet only now is their real identity being understood – from their incredible hunting abilities, to their unique physiology and remarkable behaviors. With nearly 40 different species, thriving in almost any environment, the cat is the greatest predator since the dinosaurs. Using the latest camera technology and working with leading scientists, we are able to tell the story like never before. Join NATURE in this epic two-part event as we journey across the globe tracking down the origins of these diverse creatures. Go from the rainforests, to the savannah, to the mountain peaks all the way into the comfort of our homes. Get an in-depth look at this unique species and the evolutionary tricks and adaptations that truly make a cat, a cat.


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  • Part 1: Asia to Africa

    Discover how the first cats arose in the forests of Asia and later conquered the savannah of Africa.

    Airdate: 10/7/2020

    Time: 8:00 - 9:00 PM

    NAAT: 3404

    OB: 11/2/2016

  • Part 2: Into the Americas

    Follow cats into the Americas, from the lynx and the mountain lion, to the rise of the domestic cat.

    Airdate: 10/14/2020

    Time: 8:00 - 9:00 PM

    NAAT: 3405

    OB: 11/9/2016

Press Materials

  • THIRTEEN’s Nature Tracks the Evolutionary Journey of the Feline in The Story of Cats Wednesdays, November 2 & 9, 2016 on PBS

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