Tue 27 Feb 2018, 08:55
Lion Country gets you up close and personal with the most powerful cats in the jungle. Watch the first season of Lion Country on BBC Earth on Sunday 4 March at 15:00.
On Sunday 4 March BBC Earth (DStv Channel 184) at 15:00, walk alongside the Kings of the Jungle in Lion Country, season one.
Lions are the world's most social cats, and their family dramas rival anything seen in a TV soap opera! This ground-breaking series follows two lion prides in extraordinary detail, following them night and day for six months in South Luangwa National Park in Zambia; one of Africa's last great wildernesses.
In episode one, a lion cub's curiosity gets the better of him when he strays from the pride's territory and becomes easy prey for leopards and hyena. Meanwhile, the camera crew are forced to beat a hasty retreat when they get a little too close for comfort!
Elsewhere, with the rains due, it seems lion cubs Prince and Ziggy may finally have a chance of surviving this perilous season. They have been accepted into the pride and won the approval of the dominant males – but a jealous lioness intends to get rid of them.
Watch Lion Country Sunday 4 March on BBC Earth (DStv channel 184) at 15:00.