Should We Kill Animals to Save Them? loading...
Should We Kill Animals to Save Them?
Trophy hunting fees help fund conservation. Critics say the benefits are exaggerated and that killing big game animals is wrong.
Saving The King Of The Jungle With Ben Britton loading...
Saving The King Of The Jungle With Ben Britton
For World Lion Day this year, National Geographic interviews presenter and conservationist Ben Britton on the complexities, risks and behaviours of Africa’s greatest predator.
Watch: This Is What Happens When a Lion Steals a GoPro loading...
Watch: This Is What Happens When a Lion Steals a GoPro
Straight from the lion’s mouth: a planted camera gives us a toothy perspective on Africa’s biggest cat.
10 Haunting Pictures of Wild Animals at Night loading...
10 Haunting Pictures of Wild Animals at Night
A hidden camera sees animals on the move at night in a way the human eye cannot.
Raised to Kill Lions, This Kenyan Warrior Now Saves Them loading...
Raised to Kill Lions, This Kenyan Warrior Now Saves Them
"Any time I lose a lion, it's like losing a member of my family," says Jeneria Lekilelei of the Samburu tribe.
Rare Black-Maned Ethiopian Lion Caught on Video loading...
Rare Black-Maned Ethiopian Lion Caught on Video
A National Geographic explorer spotted the adult male on a recent expedition to Bale Mountains National Park.
5 Ways Your Tabby Is Just Like Big Cats in the Wild loading...
5 Ways Your Tabby Is Just Like Big Cats in the Wild
Our house cats have gone a long way from their big cousins—or have they?
Fluffy Lion Cubs Grace Taronga’s Western Plains loading...
Fluffy Lion Cubs Grace Taronga’s Western Plains
The four young African lion cubs at Taronga have started venturing out of their den.
Asia's Lions Live in One Last Place on Earth—and They're Thriving loading...
Asia's Lions Live in One Last Place on Earth—and They're Thriving
While Asiatic big cats are rare, their spiritual importance helped inspire their human neighbors to keep them safe.
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Rare White Lion Cub Born at Zoo
The cub's parents have normal coloring, suggesting the rare coat arose from a recessive gene.
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See Young Lion Yank Tranquilizer Dart out of Lioness
Was this heroic behavior or merely cat curiosity? A big cat expert explains.
About the Show
Witness the fascinating story of a new-born wildebeest as it faces a terrifying ordeal in the wild. The natural world is a brutal environment that can also lead to the unlikeliest of bonds. From the moment it is born, every living creature on Earth must battle for survival. While many animals do not live past the first few terrifying weeks of life, others miraculously battle on against the odds and survive into adulthood. Just minutes into a wildebeest calf's life, it faces a deadly horde of predators. Unable to keep up with its mother as she flees, the calf is seized in the jaws of a lioness. But instead of ripping its prey to shreds, the lioness quietly observers the calf. For eight tense hours the two exist side by side, before the young wildebeest is abandoned, alone and motherless, in the wild. This is just the beginning of the story...see the calf's breath-taking struggle as it searches for its missing mother and fights for survival in the wild.

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