nWave Pictures Distribution is proud to present this Educator’s Guide & Activities for use in conjunction with the release of “Wild Cats 3D” with Kevin Richardson, the giant screen film produced, written and directed by Ben Stassen. The curriculum content in this Guide is consistent with both U.S. National Education Science Standards and Next Generation Science Standards and includes classroom activities for students in grades K-8, with complete units for grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8.


Our educational objectives are:

  • To introduce students to the different species of wild cats featured in Wild Cats 3D — the cheetah, leopard and lion.
  • To inform students about where Africa’s wild cats live by mapping the habitats visited in the film.
  • To make students aware of the potential impact of humans on the populations of Africa’s wild cats and to brainstorm ways to limit that impact.
  • To educate students about the food chain that supports the wild cats and explore how changes in the food chain could affect their survival.


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A Message from the Narrator:


“I’m always asked what it’s like to interact so closely with the ‘King of the Jungle.’ With traditional filmmaking techniques, it has always been difficult to give the viewer an immersive experience, but with modern technology this becomes easier as the small cameras no longer disturb the animals and allow us to place them in unobtrusive positions. Now everyone can get to experience what it feels like to be me, interacting and observing these magnificent animals intimately, well…almost. It’s important for me as a conservationist to get people excited about wanting to protect lions, and I think films like this help us to achieve this goal of protecting and creating awareness of plummeting lion populations.”


Kevin Richardson, Narrator & Expedition Leader


Additional online resources:


African Wildlife Foundation btn website

Defenders of Wildlife btn website

Cheetah Conservation Fund btn website


International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Cat Specialist Group: btn website

Red List of Threatened Species: btn website


National Geographic

Cheetah: btn website

Leopard: btn website

Lion: btn website

Big Cats Initiative: btn website

National Geographic Kids btn website

Wildlife Conservation Society: Big Cats btn website

World Wildlife Fund btn website

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