domingo, 20 de julio de 2014

Extensive listening: Cheetahs, against all odds

The documentary Cheetahs: Against All Odds was first aired in 2009.  The documentary follows two cheetah mothers; both with varying circumstances, as they struggle to raise their families against all the odds. Among  the speedy animals, Cheetahs are the fastest. However, they are also the most vulnerable among the big cats. In the Serengeti Plain, cheetahs live uneasy lives. Females, living alone with their offspring, are exposed to the viciousness of more powerful predators.

Unlike male, females with the cubs search out hiding places to keep their young ones safe from predators.  One cheetah mother lives along with her five cubs. She needs a good fortune or considerable skills to raise its offspring. Another cheetah mother lives with her four cubs on termite mounds, which are excellent advantage from where danger and prey can be spotted.

You can read the transcript here.