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.
Rare White Lion Cub Born at Zoo loading...
Rare White Lion Cub Born at Zoo
The cub's parents have normal coloring, suggesting the rare coat arose from a recessive gene.
See Young Lion Yank Tranquilizer Dart out of Lioness loading...
See Young Lion Yank Tranquilizer Dart out of Lioness
Was this heroic behavior or merely cat curiosity? A big cat expert explains.
Frozen Cave Lion Cubs from the Ice Age Found in Siberia loading...
Frozen Cave Lion Cubs from the Ice Age Found in Siberia
Exceptionally well-preserved find provides a new look at the extinct carnivore.
Why Cecil the Lion Was So Popular With People loading...
Why Cecil the Lion Was So Popular With People
"Large, powerful, but regal," Cecil was known for being comfortable around humans—and simply for having a name, say those that knew him.
Rescued Circus Lions Airlifted to Safety in Africa loading...
Rescued Circus Lions Airlifted to Safety in Africa
Lions rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia are set to arrive back home in Africa.
No, Those Aren't Male Lions Mating. One Is Likely a Female. loading...
No, Those Aren't Male Lions Mating. One Is Likely a Female.
Viral pictures of African lions mating likely show a male and a maned lioness, which are common in northern Botswana.
About the Show
Award-winning filmmakers and National Geographic Explorers-In-Residence Dereck and Beverly Joubert chronicle the suspense-filled tale of a determined lioness ready to try anything – and risk everything – to keep her family alive. Fleeing a raging fire and a rival pride headed by a dangerous cub-killing lioness, Ma di Tau and her fragile cubs must make their perilous escape by swimming across a crocodile infested river and facing off with fierce horned buffalo.

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