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Documentary - India's Wandering Lions


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#1 madaboutcheetah

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 02:33 AM

Watched the recently aired documentary last night after having TIVOed it over the weekend.

 

A must watch documentary about the last Lions in India.  Although, no spectacular footage.... the documentary features man's co-existance with this iconic species and how they live side by side.  I am astonished at how remarkably they love their Lions and even end up rounding up the entire village to get a glimpse of the Lion (even if killing their livestock).

Definitely look out for this one ........ Am I motivated to go to Gir?  Perhaps ........... I think I am going to make it a point to visit atleast one new park in India every year.


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Posted 09 July 2015 - 02:55 AM

Just did a search and doesn't look like our Discovery channel here in the U.S. is showing it - darn, sounds interesting! Maybe we'll get it later. Thanks for telling us about it.



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Posted 09 July 2015 - 04:02 AM

It was on Animal Planet here ...........


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Posted 09 July 2015 - 05:50 AM

Oh ok thanks @madaboutcheetah - when I googled the title it came up under Discovery India - well I checked Animal Planet's website and it's not showing up there for me either. I'll try to do a search on the guide on my actual tv and see if it comes up anywhere.


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Posted 09 July 2015 - 01:26 PM

I have a similar documentary from maybe seven or eight years ago, I want to say it was called Last Lions of India or similar.

 

I'll have to look for this one!


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Posted 10 July 2015 - 02:31 AM

http://indiatoday.in...t/1/449342.html


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Posted 10 July 2015 - 03:16 AM

I found a Facebook page for Ammonite Films https://www.facebook.../ammonite.films  Third post down from July 6 says UK air dates coming soon. How about the U.S!!?


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Posted 10 July 2015 - 02:11 PM

"As per the latest census, there are 500 Asiatic lions in Gujarat, with quite a large number far from the Gir forests.

 

This was news to me, as I was under the impression they were confined to Gir. Looks like I really need to watch this!



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Posted 10 July 2015 - 02:15 PM

Yes, please do watch when you get a chance to get your hands on it - their territory has far expanded from the Gir reserve and they literally live side by side with several villagers accepting them .......

 

Some of the footage was mind boggling to me - the villagers sleeping out in the fields and the Lion pride sleeping about 50Meters away from them etc etc., 


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