Lion Gangsters


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This is the story of the survival of the Maasai-land lion. Under Africa’s iconic Mt Kilimanjaro lives one of the world’s most romanticized tribes — the Maasai — who are in a real-time ‘life and death’ struggle with the world’s most beloved big cat — the lion. This film follows several lion characters and the Maasai warriors who protect them and hunt them. It reveals how the Maasai are reinventing their ‘warrior ways’, and finding solutions that may save the lions — and transform their own culture.

Big Cat Week continues… Lion Warriors premieres Wednesday, December 8th at 9 PM et/pt on Nat Geo WILD!

Video Preview: Many Maasai continue to kill lions despite it being illegal — and the lion population is dwindling.

Comments

  1. GodSavetheLions
    April 5, 2011, 5:25 am

    THIS WAAS THE MOST THOUGHTLESS, HEARTLESS AND UNFORGIVING PROGRAM THAT I HAVE EVER WATCHED ON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC. THE PHOTOGRAPHER AND PEOPLE IN CHARGE OF FILMING THIS POOR LION CUB DRAGGING HIMSELF TO HIS DEATH WAS THE CRUELEST DISPLAY OF IMHUMANITY TOWARDS ANIMALS THAT I HAVE EVER WITNESSED ON THIS ENTIRE PLANET. HOW COULD ANYONE SIT AND FILM A HELPLESS LION CUB DRAGGING IT’S POOR BROKEN BODY AROUND THE RELENTLESS HEAT WITHOUT FOOD OR WATER AND JUST KEEP ON FILMING TO WATCH IT DIE. DO YOU REALLY THINK THIS BROUGHT ATTENTION TO YOUR PLIGHT, I BEG TO DIFFER, ALL YOU DID WAS TO UPSET A HELL OF ALOT OF PEOPLE AND MAKE THEM CRY. YOU DID NOTHING TO REITERATE THE POOR LIONS WHO NEED WATER AND ARE RUNNING OUT OF RIVERS AND STREAMS TO DRINK FROM BUT YOU DID, HOWEVER, MAKE A FILM OF A HORRIBLE, CRUEL AND INHUMANE SITUATION AND YOU FILMED IT WITHOUT CARE, WITHOUT CONCERN AND WITHOUT ANY HEART WHATSOEVER. I HAVE CRIED FOR 3 DAYS SINCE SEEING THIS ON NAT GEO CHANNEL SUNDAY AND I CANNOT FORGET ABOUT THE POOR JR. THE LION CUB DRAGGING HIMSELF UNTIL HE JUST DIED, SIMPLY DIED WHILE YOU PEOPLE WATCHED AND FILMED. ANY ZOO IN AMERICA WOULD HAVE TAKEN THAT POOR LION CUB AND FITTED HIM WITH WHEELS SO HE COULD WALK, JUST LIKE THEY DO LITTLE DOGS AND CATS WHO’S BACK LEGS OR PELVIS IS BROKEN. I WILL NEVER RECOMMEND THAT MY CHILDREN OR ANYONE THAT I KNOW WATCH THIS PROGRAM. YOU FAILED TO MAKE YOUR POINT ABOUT LIONS NEEDING WATER, ALL YOU DID WAS FILM THE DOWNFALL OF A POOR LITTLE DEFENSELESS LION CUB WHO YOU COULD HAVE HELPED IF YOU HAD REALLY WANTED TO. I THOUGHT WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHERS CARED ABOUT WHAT THEY FILMED, I THOUGHT THEY WANTED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. WELL, WHOEVER YOU ARE WHO FILMED THAT POOR LION CUB, YOU SHOULD PRAY FOR FORGIVENESS FOR NOT HELPING THAT DYING CREATURE AND NEVER, NOT EVER SHOULD YOU BE CONGRATULATED ON WHAT YOU FILMED, IT WAS ABSOLUTELY HORRID. SHAME ON YOU AND SHAME ON NAT GEO FOR ALLOWING YOU TO FILM THAT AND SHOW IT WITHOUT HELPING THE POOR LITTLE LION CUB. IT STANDS TO REASON THAT YOU FAILED TO HELP A CREATURE WHO DESPERATELY NEEDED YOU WHEN YOU COULD HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE, A REAL DIFFERENCE IN FILMING THE RESCUE OF THIS POOR LITTLE CUB, INSTEAD YOU CHOSE TO LET IT SUFFER AND DIE. I HOPE AND PRAY THAT THIS BOTHERS YOU UNTIL YOU DO SOMETHING, ANYTHING TO ATONE FOR FILMING THE SENSELESS SUFFERING OF ONE OF GOD’S BABY CREATURES AND YOU DID IT WITHOUT MISSING A STEP. GOD FORGIVE YOU, WHOEVER YOU ARE……

    JOY LORRAINE DIXON
    BONITA SPRINGS, FLORIDA

    GOD DID NOT PUT ANIMALS ON THIS PLANET FOR HUMAN BEINGS’ ENTERTAINMENT, HE PUT THEM HERE TO MULTIPLY AND PROSPER, JUST AS HE DID HUMANS, WHY DO YOU THINK GOD TOLD NOAH TO TAKE TWO OF EACH SPECIES ON THE ARK? SHAME ON YOU FOR LETTING A BABY CUB DIE WHEN YOU COULD HAVE DONE SO MUCH TO PREVENT IT…..

  2. Emma
    Helenavalley
    May 17, 2012, 6:11 am

    That is so very cruel poor junior the lion cub very sad