For BBC documentaries and many Hollywood productions these lions were used as an actor or stand in. Certain moves and Close ups seen in many Serengeti/ Masai- Mara documentaries. Reasonable tame lions so quite save for us to enter the cage and did some close/ups also. Fantastic experience of a life time. First time in 2005. I could use the new Sony FX1 in HDV mode. 1440x1080i. Soon we go back for another production at this great Hotel near Pretoria. Fortunately I had a small pocket tripod with me. Ideal for low angle shots. Quick set up and pull back. Protea Hotel Ranch Resort, 4 Star Polokwane, Limpopo.