Into Nature Films, Interspot Film, BoksDocs, ORF, Smithsonian Channel, Arte
A lioness and her daughters hold the key to the survival of Namibia’s rare desert lions. Without a pride male, they must raise their five male cubs to independence, showing them how to hunt prey, large and small: up to and including giraffes. When the elderly matriarch dies her two daughters must finish their sons’ education before they grow too big to be fed. Together with lion researcher Dr Philip Stander, we share the secret lives of “the five musketeers” as they roam the majestic dunes, scrublands, and crags of this harsh landscape.