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Tigers (Panthera tigris) are the biggest of all the cats - from the giant Siberian tigers that roam the frozen boreal forest of Russia, to the secretive swamp tigers of the Indian Sundarbans that bathe in seawater and patrol muddy shores. In the early 20th century, 100,000 tigers reigned across Asia and Europe, but today there are fewer than 4,000 in the wild.
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Tigers (Panthera tigris) are the biggest of all the cats - from the giant Siberian tigers that roam the frozen boreal forest of Russia, to the secretive swamp tigers of the Indian Sundarbans that bathe in seawater and patrol muddy shores. In the early 20th century, 100,000 tigers reigned across Asia and Europe, but today there are fewer than 4,000 in the wild.

Wednesdays, July 28 - Aug. 11, 2021 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV + Sundays, Aug. 1 - 15 at 8 p.m. on KPBS 2 / On Demand

Meet The Planet's Ultimate Cats

In this three-part series, uncover the secret lives of big cats who thrive in all four corners of the globe, from the solitary snow leopard to the nimble black-footed cat, seen through the latest camera technology and science.

EPISODE GUIDE:

“Extreme Lives” repeats Wednesday, July 28 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV + Sunday, Aug. 1 at 8 p.m. on KPBS 2 - Meet the planet's ultimate cats. Cheetahs are the fastest animal on land. A snow leopard searches for a mate in the Himalaya. The Canada lynx lives farther north than any cat. An African leopard fights to raise a cub in the worst drought in decades.

“Cats In Every Corner” repeats Wednesday, August 4 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV + Sunday, Aug. 8 at 8 p.m. on KPBS 2 - Discover how cats have conquered the world, thriving in almost every landscape on Earth, from fishing cats in the wetlands of Asia, to a pregnant jaguar in Costa Rica, to margays in Central American treetops, to a swamp tiger on the Indian shore.

“Science and Secrets” repeats Wednesday, August 11 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV + Sunday, Aug. 15 at 8 p.m. on KPBS 2 - See how new technologies help uncover some cats' most intimate secrets, including the cheetah's gymnastic abilities and why lions are able to hunt cooperatively. Conservationists are fighting to protect the most endangered species around the globe.

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All three episodes are available to stream on demand with KPBS Passport, video streaming for members supporting KPBS at $60 or more yearly, using your computer, smartphone, tablet, Roku, AppleTV, Amazon Fire or Chromecast. Learn how to activate your benefit now.

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