Rafiki – one of the large male lions in the Kingdom – needs surgery on both of his hind legs. In this episode, we’ll follow Rafiki’s operation, an abandoned hyena cub’s first introduction into the nursery and a painful but expected death at the Park. Then, just as things begin to slow down, the Kingdom is hit with a bush fire.
The Lion Ranger: Death in the Kingdom premieres on Nat Geo Wild Monday September 20 at 9P et/pt.
Video preview: A lion cub is found dead in the kingdom’s enclosure — what was the cause of such a violent death?