When is Cheetah Family And Me on TV?

In this new two-part programme, Gordon Buchanan follows the lives of two cheetah mothers and their cubs in South Africa.

Chilli, a wild mother cheetah, at Samara Private Game Reserve, South Africa. © Mags Vorster/Hello Halo TV

When is Cheetah Family And Me on TV?

Cheetah Family And Me is a two-part series due to air on BBC Two on Tuesday 5 January and Wednesday 6 January at 9pm.

What is Cheetah Family And Me about?

Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan embarks on his latest adventure to get close and personal with another animal family – this time, following two cheetah mums as they work against all odds to protect and provide food for their gorgeous young cubs.

Gordon Buchanan with wild cheetah Savannah and her cubs in Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa. © Hello Halo TV
Gordon Buchanan with wild cheetah Savannah and her cubs in Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa. © Hello Halo TV

Gordon tracks Savannahand her six-month old cubs through the Tswalu Kalahari reserve, which is in the grip of a multi-year drought. 800 kilometres to the south at the Samara Reserve, we meet ‘Chilli’, another cheetah mother who has recently given birth to a new litter.

These fuzzy, tiny kittens are lead on an epic journey to follow migrating antelope – but to get there means travelling through a valley filled with deadly lions and elephants.

Gordon takes us along on this exhilarating journey as he sees first-hand the challenges both Savannah and Chilli must adapt to in a changing world – even if that means risking it all.

Savannah with one of her cubs sitting on top of a dead tree scanning the area for prey, Tswalu Kalahari, South Africa. © Mags Vorster/Hello Halo TV
Savannah with one of her cubs sitting on top of a dead tree scanning the area for prey, Tswalu Kalahari, South Africa. © Mags Vorster/Hello Halo TV

Main image: Chilli, a wild mother cheetah, at Samara Private Game Reserve, South Africa. © Mags Vorster/Hello Halo TV

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