10 episodes

Did a 13 year old country boy find baby black panther cubs in the Australian bush? When Ben discovered three unidentified newborn creatures high up in a Willow Tree when he was a thirteen year old kid, the mystery would haunt him for the rest of his life. Ben, now a grown man with a family finally wants to go on an investigative journey and find out more about the mystery panther sightings which have been reported across Australia since the early 1800's. Ben will speak with experts, zoologists, witnesses, skeptics and historians to uncover some of the theories as to how these large cats may have come to be on our shores. The only species of cat meant to be in Australia is the introduced felis catus (house cat). So what are thousands of people seeing? And why have we yet to get any definitive proof? Regardless of what you believe you might just change your mind. Come on this wild ride with us you will truly be amazed.

Missing Panther Ben Beed

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 133 Ratings

Did a 13 year old country boy find baby black panther cubs in the Australian bush? When Ben discovered three unidentified newborn creatures high up in a Willow Tree when he was a thirteen year old kid, the mystery would haunt him for the rest of his life. Ben, now a grown man with a family finally wants to go on an investigative journey and find out more about the mystery panther sightings which have been reported across Australia since the early 1800's. Ben will speak with experts, zoologists, witnesses, skeptics and historians to uncover some of the theories as to how these large cats may have come to be on our shores. The only species of cat meant to be in Australia is the introduced felis catus (house cat). So what are thousands of people seeing? And why have we yet to get any definitive proof? Regardless of what you believe you might just change your mind. Come on this wild ride with us you will truly be amazed.

    Episode 9 - Cougar Country (Part 2)

    Episode 9 - Cougar Country (Part 2)

    Ben continues following the path of David O'Reilly's investigation down in Cordering during the late 70's. Ben interviews some of the farmers who were around at the time and were able to shed some light on their experiences with stock kills and big cat sightings. David O'Reilly was skeptical on the idea of big cats in the South West until he took on one of the deepest dives into Australian Big Cats by any journalist until this day. Welcome to Cougar Country. Support the Show.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 8 - Cougar Country (Part 1)

    Episode 8 - Cougar Country (Part 1)

    Ben follows the journey of the late David O'Reilly into the big cat phenomenon of Western Australia. David O'Reilly was the head journalist for The Australian newspaper branch in Perth back in the late 70's. On a slow news week David deviated from his normal interest of political affairs and decided he'd investigate some farmers claims in the small rural community of Cordering that Cougars had been killing their stock. This decision had David obsessing over the story for years to come and eve...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 7 - Big Cats Victoria (part 2)

    Episode 7 - Big Cats Victoria (part 2)

    Ben continues his big cat investigation down in Victoria and once again finds some very interesting stories both past and present. Ben also comes across some interesting evidence of a black leopard living in the Otways in the early 90's.Support the Show.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Episode 6 - Big Cats Victoria (Part 1)

    Episode 6 - Big Cats Victoria (Part 1)

    Big cats have been reported in almost every corner of Victoria for over a century now. Are we getting closer to finding out the truth with new and improved technology? Or will these elusive creatures continue to evade us?Support the Show.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 5 - The Hawkesbury Files

    Episode 5 - The Hawkesbury Files

    Every time Ben records an interview for a big cat sighting they go into location folders. One folder was filling up quite fast.... The Hawkesbury Files. Find out why.Support the Show.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 4 - The Fugitives

    Episode 4 - The Fugitives

    Is it possible that big cats may have escaped from zoos and or circuses across Australia? Ben takes a look at a few stories which may help us understand the possibilities of what can go wrong in order for panthers or big cats to get to the other side of their enclosure. Support the Show.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
133 Ratings

133 Ratings

Margmarsh ,

Absolutely fantastic podcast

Absolutely hooked on this podcast and looking forward to more releases fingers crossed. Too many witnesses to not believe there are big cats in Australia.

SEBUBBA THE FIRST ,

BRILLIANT

This is one of the most amazing and entertaining podcasts I have ever heard. The interviews are astounding. The research and drive to produce a program of this quality is incredible. Great job!

cape york crabs ,

Remarkable

The effort that was put in behind the scenes is truly incredible, hands down the best put together and constructed podcast i have ever listened too.

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