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Season 1

  • S01E01 Masai Mara: The Great Migration

    • September 11, 1996

    Jonathan Scott and Simon King follow the real life day-to-day activities of five families of lion, leopard and cheetah on location in Kenya's Masai Mara. Half-Tail the leopard and her cub deal with streams in spate and fail to catch any impala. Fundi the cheetah has 10-month-old cubs, who chase a fox and an aardwolf. Kidogo the cheetah has playful 12-week-old cubs. The lionesses of the Marsh pride put up with torrential rain and aggressive males.

  • S01E02 Tracking the Marsh Pride

    • September 18, 1996

    What do the big cats do in the dead of night? Equipped with night-vision goggles and using special infra-red cameras, the Big Cat Diary team are able to unravel some of the answers as they move around the bush in complete darkness.

  • S01E03 Kidogo's Cubs: Family Ties

    • September 25, 1996

    Kidogo the cheetah relaxes with her cubs and successfully hunts a gazelle. One of Kidogo's cubs traps its paw in some branches. Half-Tail the leopard stores her kill up one tree - and her cub falls out of another one. A lioness mates with three different males.

  • S01E04 Cranes and Cats of the Mara River

    • October 2, 1996

    Simon King and Jonathan Scott have been tracking the big cats for four weeks. With every day the individual animals and their habits are becoming more familiar. Simon introduces us to Young Girl, Old One and the Outcast, all lionesses. The female leopard, Half Tail, and her surviving cub hunt, feed and play by day and night. Kidogo, the cheetah mother, must keep clear of the neighbouring lion pride as she seeks out food for her two young cubs.

  • S01E05 The Big Pride: A Night Vigil

    • October 9, 1996

    Simon King and Jonathan Scott spend every daylight hour unravelling the character and habits of the big cats they have followed for the last five weeks. With the aid of infra-red light, they continue their vigil into the night. Half-Tail the leopard and her cub have become more mobile, both by day and by night. The Big pride of lions can also be elusive, but with so many young cubs in the group, the effort to track them down pays off. Fundi the cheetah and her cubs are in good shape.

  • S01E06 The Elusive Prey

    • October 16, 1996

    The heavy rains disperse the prey on the Masai Mara; hungry lionesses and their cubs face uncertainty.

Season 2

  • S02E01 Episode 1

    • October 11, 1998

    Returning to the Masai Mara, the Marsh Pride have many young cubs whilst Shadow is on her own.

  • S02E02 Episode 2

    • October 18, 1998

    Amber the Cheetah's cubs try hunting but need to improve.

  • S02E03 Episode 3

    • October 25, 1998

    Half-Tail the leopard appears to be a mum again as the Marsh Pride males show surprising levels of affection to the cubs.

  • S02E04 Episode 4

    • November 1, 1998

    The drama continues for the Big Cats as Amber and her cubs play on the cars.

  • S02E05 Episode 5

    • November 8, 1998

    The older cheetah cubs hunt but chose the wrong prey but are soon without Amber.

  • S02E06 Episode 6

    • November 15, 1998

    Without their mum, the cheetah cubs hunt and succeed but buafflo threaten the lion cubs.

  • S02E07 Episode 7

    • November 22, 1998

    The fall of rain makes things easy for the big cats and the cars provide shelter for the cheetah cubs.

  • S02E08 Episode 8

    • November 29, 1998

    Jackals cause trouble for Shadow but Buffalo attack the Marsh Pride.

  • S02E09 Episode 9

    • December 6, 1998

    The buffalo attack has left one lion cub dead but amazingly the rest have survived as the drama continues.

  • S02E10 Episode 10

    • December 13, 1998

    As the series comes to an end, the drama continues as Amber becomes frustrated with her cubs.

Season 3

  • S03E01 Episode 1

    • November 26, 2000

    The Masai Mara is suffering from a terrible drought but Shadow has a cub and Solo the young lion cub is with his mum.

  • S03E02 Episode 2

    • December 3, 2000

    Worrying news for Shadow and her cub Safi as a male leopard is hunting nearby as Solo plays with mum.

  • S03E03 Battle of the Titans

    • December 10, 2000

    The Marsh Pride teenagers attack a Hippo whilst Solo's mum is found having been attacked.

  • S03E04 Episode 4

    • December 17, 2000

    After being attacked, Solo's mum rejoins the Ridge Pride with Solo as Amber struggles to hunt.

  • S03E05 Episode 5

    • January 21, 2001

    Solo becomes the playmate of the rest of the pride but a male leopard attacks Shadow and Safi.

  • S03E06 Episode 6

    • January 28, 2001

    The search is on for Shadow and Safi following the attack but where are they and is Safi still alive.

  • S03E07 Episode 7

    • February 4, 2001

    Safi is found alive and well but there is no sign of Shadow as Solo spends time with the male lions.

  • S03E08 Episode 8

    • February 18, 2001

    As the series comes to an end, Shadow starts to spend less time with Safi but Solo the lion cub has gone missing.

Season 4

  • S04E01 Episode 1

    • October 20, 2002

    Shadow is showing signs of being a new mum whilst Marsh Pride mum's try to keep their cubs away from the pride.

  • S04E02 Episode 2

    • October 27, 2002

    Looking for Solo, Jonathon finds him with a buddy as they deal with other lions as Honey the cheetah teaches her cubs hunting skills.

  • S04E03 Episode 3

    • November 3, 2002

    Honey is teaching her cubs to kill at a younger age as Solo continues live as a nomad.

  • S04E04 Episode 4

    • November 17, 2002

    As Saba sets out to find the marsh pride, she discovers they are within camp as hyena's are close to Shadow and her cubs.

  • S04E05 Episode 5

    • November 24, 2002

    With only one cub left, can Shadow raise it like Safi as the lionesses keep the males away from their cubs.

  • S04E06 Episode 6

    • December 1, 2002

    Honey's cubs are ambitious and take on an adult bull elephant as a bush fire errupts in Shadow's territory.

  • S04E07 Episode 7

    • December 15, 2002

    As Honey plays with her cubs, buffalos try to kill the Marsh Pride.

  • S04E08 Episode 8

    • December 22, 2002

    The series comes to an end with a rare sight of a male leopard, a relaxed pride and a happy cheetah family.

  • S04E09 Unknown

Season 5

  • S05E01 Trouble for Simba

    • January 5, 2004

    The Marsh Pride are strong; Bibi becomes a mother; Simba only male to protect the pride whilst the leopard team search for a leopard, Kike tries to find food for her cubs.

  • S05E02 Episode 2

    • January 6, 2004

    The leopard team find Bella who has two young cubs, Kike struggles to find enough food whilst the Marsh Pride are in disarray.

  • S05E03 Episode 3

    • January 7, 2004

    Bella's cubs have survived the storm whilst Bibi's have escaped the male lions as Kike and her cubs relax.

  • S05E04 Episode 4

    • January 8, 2004

    As Kike's cubs learn the hunt, Bella's have escaped the baboons but Bibi's have an encounter with the older lions in the pride.

  • S05E05 Episode 5

    • January 9, 2004

    As Bella and her cubs relax in a tree, Kike and her cubs are hunting in Marsh Pride territory causing trouble.

  • S05E06 Unknown

  • S05E07 Unknown

Season 6

Season 7

Season 8

  • S08E01 Episode 1

    • December 31, 2007

    Saba is on the trail of Bella the leopard, who has got rid of her overgrown son Chui and is being courted by all the male leopards in the area. Life's a battle for single mums Tamu the lion and Honey the cheetah. Keeping her four cubs fed means Honey must make some life-threatening decisions, while Tamu has to protect her family from a buffalo herd.

  • S08E02 Episode 2

    • January 1, 2008

  • S08E03 Episode 3

    • January 2, 2008

  • S08E04 Episode 4

    • January 3, 2008

  • S08E05 Episode 5

    • January 4, 2008

    Tamu the lioness has once again lost one of her cubs. Bella the leopard is still trying to hunt, but must beware of other predators around her. Honey the cheetah mum and her cubs are confronted by lions.

Season 9

Season 10