The Best Tiger Documentaries

From the battle for domination and stories about the magnificent tigers living in the wilds of Russia to the remarkable conservation efforts of Project CAT, some of the most outstanding tiger TV shows are available right now on discovery+ and the Discovery Channel, the home of stunning wildlife television. There’s plenty to get your teeth into so read on to find out about the best tiger TV programmes on the box.

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30 August 2022

Tigers are one of the world’s greatest creatures. For majesty, power and presence, they are rivalled only by lions and the great white shark. They intrigue and fascinate us like very few members of the animal kingdom can.

If you’ve been lucky enough to see tigers up close, you’ll know what a once-in-a-lifetime experience it is, but if you haven’t then tiger shows on Discovery are the next best thing.

Must-See Tiger TV Shows

Beautiful tiger in a lake (Photo: Mayur Joshilkar / 500px via Getty Images)

For the best tiger documentaries you can stream now, you’re in the right place! They are available on discovery+ right now. The lives of these wonderful, majestic beasts are laid bare in some of the most amazing tales you’ll ever see from the natural world.

Surely one of the most shocking tiger shows on TV is Man-Eating Zombie Cats. What is turning tigers and other big cats into savage, man-eating killers with a taste for human blood? A violent epidemic is at large. Can it be stopped before they kill more…?

One of the most fascinating tiger TV programmes on the box has to be Tigress Blood which is available to stream now on discovery+. Famously solitary, this show challenges what we think we know about these magnificent animals. In the plains of central India, four tigresses are writing a new chapter on tiger behaviour as they team up to take down their prey.

The Kings & Queens of Animal Planet

Three wild Bengal tigers on the hunt (Photo: Aditya Singh via Getty Images)

Tigers are everywhere in popular culture, from the Jungle Book and the Life of Pi to The Tiger Who Came To Tea. These powerful apex predators have global appeal and are revered by many cultures around the world. They are also the stars of some of the best tiger documentaries on Animal Planet.

In Amba the Russian Tiger, wildlife filmmaker Gordon Buchanan travels to the bitterly cold wilds of Russia’s Far East to locate the largest population of wild tigers in the world and on his epic journey he meets the people who coexist with these incredible – and elusive – creatures.

Not all tigers are as fun and friendly as the one that adorns boxes of breakfast cereal. In rural India, vicious tiger attacks are on the increase. In Killer Tigers, one of the most shocking tiger TV shows on the Discovery Channel, find out why these savage beasts are attacking humans and what villagers are doing to protect their livestock, their villages – and their families.

In Serial Killer: Tiger At Large, the race is on to find a man-eating tigress after ten people were found dead and three were eaten. Some of the world’s most intrepid – and bravest – hunters combine modern technology with centuries-old hunting techniques in an attempt to find the culprit, but will they run out of time before the next victim is found?

The Roar is Fading…

Siberian tiger (panthera tigris altaica) lying on snow and roaring (Photo: Ibrahim Suha Derbent via Getty Image)

…but the Discovery Channel in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund is determined to bring it back. One of the most poignant and important tiger documentaries on TV is Tigerland which tells the astonishing story of Project CAT.

Project CAT (Conserving Acres for Tigers) is a remarkable effort which aims to conserve almost six million acres of protected land in order to ensure a future for tigers and other endangered wildlife. The project will –

  • Improve security measures including field training and provide state-of-the-art anti-poaching tools for rangers
  • Monitor and assess tiger populations with camera-trap installations
  • Maintain land corridors to improve wildlife movement
  • Implement much-needed measures to reduce the conflict between humans and tigers and educate and engage with local communities

You can read more about what the Discovery Channel and the World Wildlife Fund are doing on the Project CAT website here and on the dedicated section of here.

Tiger Documentary List

Tigers on the hunt (Photo: zhouyousifang via Getty Images)

Here are the tiger documentaries you can watch on Animal Planet and discovery+


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