8 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 • 85 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 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.
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    • 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?
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    • 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.
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    • 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. 
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    • 55 min
    Episode 3 - Stock Kills

    Episode 3 - Stock Kills

    Ben goes looking for farmers who have experienced stock losses to unknown creatures. What he finds is quite incredible. Experts saying nothing. Highly respected government officials gagged from telling the truth about what was killing stock across the Gipssland, Victoria. DNA testing cover up.
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    • 56 min
    Episode 2 - The U.S Mascots

    Episode 2 - The U.S Mascots

    For years it's been rumoured that the U.S servicemen snuck Mountain Lions into Australia when they were cubs to have as their mascots. Ben goes digging a little deeper to seek out any truth to this. 
    If you're liking the show please support Ben to continue his investigation into large cat sightings in Australia. Anything helps. But more importantly enjoy the show.
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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

deadset! ,

Big cats are in WA too

Hi Ben,

Just to let you know l saw a large black panther-like cat in either 1997 or 1998 Christmas Eve. I was driving along Boodjidup Rd near Margaret River's Eagle Heritage. I drove very slowly past it and it stood still alongside my mini watching me pass. I was astounded at the size of it, not to mention to realise what l was looking at. It's head was massive ... much bigger than a soccer ball. The animal was about 5 foot long with a long elegant tail. So majestic!

Well done producing a professional and interesting podcast.

Cheers
Nadine Cauvin

cribbyj ,

Best podcast I’ve ever listened to

The subject matter is fascinating, the quality of the investigation is first class, the host is freaking awesome - I cannot wait for each episode to come out! I’m ruined from enjoying any podcast that isn’t even half as good now!

Toby Tuggerah ,

Podcast critic

Thought provoking this podcast is. Gripping last episode! Production is first class!

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