The two-hour special “Man, Cheetah, Wild” premieres at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 on Discovery Channel.
Details on the special, provided by Discovery Channel, are as follows:
Deep in the African bush, Kim Wolhuter is about to be tested like never before. A one-time game ranger with experience in the military, Kim is a maverick filmmaker with an extraordinary ability to befriend the animals of his native Zimbabwe. He connects with wild predators and dangerous animals in an extraordinary way: drinking where they do, finding food on the move, and running alongside them. Kim’s unbelievable relationship with Africa’s wild animals allows him unparalleled access into the elusive and secretive world of cheetahs, and these ruthless hunters accept him as part of their family. In MAN, CHEETAH, WILD, we follow the true story of one extraordinary cheetah family, and the remarkable man who walked among them for a year and a half. The breathtaking footage will bring viewers closer into the covert world of the cheetah than anyone thought possible.
Living in the heart of Southern Africa, Kim comes from a family that has lived and tangled with ruthless predators for nearly a hundred years. In the Malilangwe Game Reserve in Southern Zimbabwe, Kim relocates a female cheetah that he had previously worked with. When he is able to locate her, he is surprised to find that she is mothering five new cubs. Mother cheetahs are notoriously protective of their young, but amazingly, she senses no threat from Kim and thus gives him the unparalleled opportunity to document the upbringing of one of the rarest wild cats on the planet.
Discovery Channel joins Kim Wolhuter to investigate the dangerous and fascinating world of the elusive cheetah.
MAN, CHEETAH, WILD is produced for Discovery Channel by Tigress Productions. Executive Producer for Tigress is Kath Moore. For Discovery Channel, Executive Producer is Robert Zakin with Katy Jones Garrity as Coordinating Producer.