The Story of Cats

Rochester, NY– 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. NATURE journies across the globe tracking down the origins of these diverse creatures in this two-part series, The Story of Cats, airing Wednesdays, November 2 and November 9, 2016 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

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 journey as they 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.

Caracal, Namibia.  Photo courtesy of Anwar Mamon/©Plimsoll Productions.

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