Netflix’s latest nature documentary ‘Living With Leopards’ Review

Two leopard kittens are the subject of the documentary. The team closely monitors their development as they grow larger, learn to hunt, repel predators, and mark their own territories in the wild.

Review of Living With Leopards

A window into the vast wild world and the behaviours of amazing species that are far apart from our daily surroundings is provided by nature films. However, the National Geographic shows I grew up watching give us a fairly broad overview of the animal species and teach us about the life cycle or behavioural patterns of pattern groups, like a pack of wolves or an elephant herd. However, Living with Leopards, the newest nature documentary on Netflix, centres on two young leopard cubs who have just begun to open their eyes and take in their surroundings. The camera crew accidentally stumbles upon the adorable but extremely frail and endangered leopard cubs in their den.

The documentary, directed by Brad Bestelink and Alex Parkinson, follows the mother and her leopard cubs as they travel through the Okavango Delta in Botswana, Africa. The father, who appears in this nature video more like an extended cameo, is also named by the crew along with each of the leopard cubs and their mother. The team believes that the wild animals have traits similar to those of humans, and their names reflect this. The male cub is named Dakunga, which means the one who desires power, and the female is named Kutjira, which means the bashful one. The documentary follows the leopard pups as they learn to hunt, repel, and mark their territory as they get bigger, cautiously emerge from their den, and investigate their surroundings. The narrative also heavily features their mother leopard. We also get to witness the difficulties the group encounters while pursuing the leopards in the woods.

The documentary’s breathtaking images, whether they are from wide-angles of the countryside or up-close views of the leopards that give the impression that they are staring right into the camera, are what make it so fascinating and intriguing. The leopards’ stalking, chasing, hunting, and eventual killing of their prey—mostly impalas—also produces dramatic moments.

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