Watch Again

Lions Unleashed

Watch More
back to video

Lions Unleashed

Full Episode | 46:00

In Rwanda a new era is dawning after a brutal civil war ripped through the country, nearly wiping out the regal lion. Now, 25 years later, see how a group of reintroduced lions learn to coexist, mate, and eventually repopulate Rwanda's national park.

On TV

More About This show

In Rwanda, Africa, a new era is dawning after a brutal civil war ripped through the country, killing close to two million people and wiping out its most iconic wildlife: the regal lion. Now, 25 years later, the big cats are being reintroduced to the region to reclaim their throne. Follow this magnificent seven, a collection of five females and two males, as they travel thousands of miles from South Africa to Akagera National Park and attempt to figure out their new land, form relationships, and restore the pride of a nation.

Buy This Show

Now, you can watch Smithsonian Channel's incredible documentaries and shows anytime you want by purchasing from any of these distributors:

Download

Return to Video Page