Shining A Light On The Smaller Wild Cat Species loading...
Shining A Light On The Smaller Wild Cat Species
Ben Britton is talking animatedly about caracals. On a recent trip to Botswana where he has been working on conservation projects for over 10 years he spotted a caracal in the wild.
In Real Life, Simba’s Mum Would Be Running The Pride loading...
In Real Life, Simba’s Mum Would Be Running The Pride
A lion expert breaks down lion family dynamics.
More than 100 neglected lions found in a South African breeding facility loading...
More than 100 neglected lions found in a South African breeding facility
The diseased animals were being raised, surprisingly, by a member of an organisation that espouses responsible lion care.
These Are the Funniest Animal Photos of 2018 loading...
These Are the Funniest Animal Photos of 2018
From penguin bullies to blissed-out squirrels, get an eyeful of the year's most humorous shots of animals, in a competition with a cause.
Exclusive: Fatal Disease Likely Found In Lion Cubs For First Time loading...
Exclusive: Fatal Disease Likely Found In Lion Cubs For First Time
Caused by a mineral deficiency, the paralyzing disease normally affects sheep, cattle, and goats.
Poachers Target Rescued Circus Lions in Worrying New Trend loading...
Poachers Target Rescued Circus Lions in Worrying New Trend
At least 20 captive lions in a single province of South Africa have been killed or attacked by poachers so far this year.
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.
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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