Nature

The Desert Lions

Season 25, Episode 5 of 13

The world's most extraordinary population of lions lives in the Namib Desert of Africa's wild and forbidding Skeleton Coast. Philip Stander, a Namibian carnivore specialist, first spotted these desert lions in the mid-1980s, watching in disbelief as a lioness killed a fur seal in the waves and dragged it five miles inland to feed her cubs. Before he had a chance to study them further, they disappeared, and Stander became obsessed with their fate and their story. Twenty years later, the lions reappeared, giving him a second chance to unravel their secrets.

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12/10/2009
8 p.m.
12/11/2009
1 a.m.
10/14/2010
8 p.m.
10/15/2010
1 a.m.
12/12/2010
7 p.m.
12/13/2010
1 a.m.
10/9/2011
7 p.m.
10/10/2011
12:30 a.m.
1/2/2012
noon
1/2/2012
8 p.m.
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