NATURE & WILDLIFE
big cat doctor
What happens when your patients are more interested in eating you for lunch than listening to your advice? Wildlife veterinarian Doctor Johan Joubert’s office is in the Shamwari Game Reserve in South Africa and his patients aren’t ordinary patients...
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Rock Wallaby Productions
Episode InformationWhat happens when your patients are more interested in eating you for lunch than listening to your advice? That is the dilemma facing wildlife veterinarian Dr Johan Joubert every day. His office is the Shamwari Game Reserve on the Eastern Cape of South Africa. His patients aren’t ordinary patients. They’re the deadliest of all the predators – lions, leopards and cheetahs. That’s why they call him the Big Cat Doctor. Every day Johan takes his life in his hands helping Africa’s big cats. For many years he has been the only wild animal veterinarian on the Eastern Cape. Whenever a big cat gets into trouble he is the first person you call, and wherever Johan goes our cameras follow.