On cold, winter nights, there is sometimes nothing better than snuggling up with some hot chocolate and a good nature documentary. If that’s sounding good to you about now, then you’re in luck! Because it’s Big Cat Week on Nat Geo Wild!
Big Cat Week begins tonight, Monday, December 6th (9 PM ET) with seven consecutive nights of ferocious felines. I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at some of the programming for Big Cat Week and will be tuning in to see what else Nat Geo Wild has to offer. The first annual Big Cat Week focuses on African big cats, especially lions. Even with this focus, I’m impressed with the variety in these films as well as the amazing footage. Each film brings a different perspective from conservation to behavior and ecology. Lions are also the focus of Nat Geo Wild’s Big Cats Initiative, whose first goal is to “halt lion population declines by the year 2015″ through programs such as grants and public awareness. The initiative is led by Dereck and Beverly Joubert who are featured in the first Big Cat Week Feature: Big Cat Odyssey.