This is the story of a species in extremis: The Iberian lynx is probably the world’s most beautiful cat. Yet it may well be the most unknown. It’s certainly the world’s most endangered and rarest cat – on the very brink of extinction. But, at the very last moment, the Iberian lynx is now making a tentative comeback – with more than just a little help from its friends. The program for the reintroduction of the Iberian lynx has been risky and intensive, bringing together an impressive workforce of international experts. Meanwhile, it’s a reference project of global importance since it profits not only the Iberian lynx but a score of related wildlife species. This TV show beautifully portrays Iberia’s charismatic big cat, a specialised rabbit hunter, in its habitat – the most stunning and wildest landscapes of southern Spain. The leap of the Iberian lynx back from hopelessness into a sustainable future is a truly inspiring drama about the future co-existence of humans and wildlife.
With large tufted ears, a short tail and a trusting look, one could almost believe that lynxes are just big cats, when in fact they are wild and untamed. This is the story of a hard earned friendship between a ranger called Milos Majda at the Mala Fatra National Park in Slovakia and two small lynxes fresh from the zoo. It is hoped the lynxes will return to the wild. Milos and filmmaker Tomas Hulik follow the two-year journey of the lynx siblings from their warm nursery back into the wilderness.