Big Cat Diary

Season 5 Episode 1

Episode 01

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jan 05, 2004 on BBC
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Episode 01
Jonathon Scott, Simon King and Saba Douglas Hamilton are in the Masai Mara, filming Lions, Cheetahs and Leopards. The Marsh Pride is at it's biggest with 29 lions patroling the area but one lioness Bibi who has two young cubs is outcast from the pride and has to raise them on her own. Saba spends the entire episode on the trail of a leopard with little success but finds a female leopard on the bank and it looks like she may have cubs nearby. Jonathon finds a female cheetah with three 9 month cubs and she quickly makes herself known, by jumping on the car. It is Kike. This is her 4th litter and she has yet to raise a single cub to maturity and her hunts are unsucessful. Simba is the only adult male lion in the pride and it is his job to protect them from other males who could kill all his cubs and prepares for a fight as two males approachmoreless

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