We admire the sleek beauty of the big cats massive grace, the rhythmic dance of their silent gait and their brooding patience but do we really know them? Acquaint yourself with the massive drive to survive that burns inside the big cats in your master reference to the world's greatest living creatures. Leap into the past and discover their strange fossil ancestors to the newly discovered secrets of the cat family. View intimately filmed wildlife behaviour, startling comparisons of size and speed and cutting edge computer animation.
The domestic cat is the most successful of all the species of cat and in many parts of the world our most popular companion. This inside look reveals why the domestic cat has retained many features of its wild ancestry. From its superb sprinting ability which allows it to reach 30 mph within seconds to its extraordinary sensory ability of touch (a cat's whiskers allow it to detect anything that displaces them by a distance 2000 times less than the width of a human hair), the cat is an accomplished hunter.