In this clip, a Namibian desert lion is safely darted for a health check. This Ranger has a tricky task – he must manage the relationship between the lions and the inhabitants of a nearby village, whose livestock are under threat.
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Natural World: Desert Lions
In the mid-1980s, hundreds of lions suddenly disappeared from the Namib Desert. Now, equally mysteriously, they have returned. How can such a magnificent animal survive in one of the harshest deserts in the world? Philip ‘Flip’ Stander has made it his mission to find out. Along with his assistant Lise and the expertise of the San Bushmen, Flip will journey into the land of scorched giant sand dunes and reveal the fascinating lives of these desert cats.
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