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.