Lion Country: Night & Day

Lions are the world’s most social cats, and their family dramas rival anything seen in a tv soap opera. This ground-breaking series follows two lion prides in extraordinary detail, filming them night and day over a number of months in South Luangwa National Park in Zambia, one of Africa’s last great wildernesses.

Capturing all the drama is a specialist camera team, camped deep in lion territory. They soon realise that they’re a little too close to the action when lions wander into their camp, forcing them to retreat to their tents.

The team’s base in South Luangwa National Park in Zambia is one of the world’s last remaining refuges for lions. Over the last 20 years, the world’s lion population has decreased by 40% and the cubs in Zambia represent one of the last hopes for this endangered species.