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Lords of the land

Duration: 02:51

Until humans developed guns and other weapons, Siberian tigers were the top predators on the planet. The largest of all tigers, they used to range right across the wildernesses of Asia. Once there was nothing which could threaten them but today the world's tiger's are in serious decline, having come into conflict and competition with man. Big cats like the same sort of meat as humans, and hunters need hunting territory, so it's not surprising that the two don't co-exist easily.

Available since: Wed 10 Feb 2010


David Attenborough
Neil Lucas
Mike Salisbury
David Attenborough

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The Life of Mammals Meat Eaters

5/10 David Attenborough looks at carnivores, from arctic foxes to big cats.

First broadcast: 09 Jun 2008

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