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