If you’re like me then you are always hungry for more animal content. So here are a few films and series about some different animal kingdoms.
THE TIGERS OF SCOTLAND
This film chronicles the efforts to conserve the disappearing Highland tiger, the Scottish Wildcat, as well as the history and mythology surrounding the UK’s only “big cat.”
This series celebrates the bond between people and their pups. But it’s more than just a montage of feel-good moments. Each episode tells a larger tale about the human condition, and it’s about dogs so you’re going to cry at least twice.
GHOST OF THE MOUNTAINS
This Disneynature documentary takes you to the world’s highest plateau in search of snow leopards. These cats are notoriously hard to find, and Ghost of the Mountains offers viewers behind-the-scenes footage of what it’s like to track the elusive beasts.
This documentary follows the park rangers fighting to protect the Congo’s Virunga National Park, home to the critically endangered mountain gorilla. As poaching and oil exploration threaten the park, the rangers and conservationists risk their lives to guard the creatures that inhabit it.
KINGDOM OF THE WHITE WOLF
Follow a National Geographic explorer and photographer with a white wolf pack in the high Arctic. These wild wolves aren’t used to seeing people, giving the filmmakers—and audience—an intimate window into the pack’s daily lives and familial bonds.
CATWALK: TALES FROM THE CAT SHOW CIRCUIT
Equally charming and cutthroat, the film brings viewers on a journey to see which of the many cool cats and kittens will be crowned Canada’s top cat in the competitive cat show circuit.
HARRY & SNOWMAN
In the 1950s, Harry deLayer bought Snowman, an aging plow horse set for slaughter, for just $80 at an auction. The doc chronicles their time on the showjumping circuit and the companionship they developed.
THE WHALE AND THE RAVEN
With stunning visuals, this documentary highlights the tension of a community’s push to protect its wild places against the pressures of the ever-encroaching natural gas industry.
DANCING WITH THE BIRDS
This documentary, narrated by Stephen Fry, offers a colorful look at the wacky world of bird mating rituals. Maybe your dad could pick up a move or two.