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Brothers in Blood: The Lions of Sabi Sand (2015)

This is a powerful documentary, filmed over a 16 year span, about the rise of a Coalition of six lions, branded The Mapogo Lions, and their takeover of the largest territory by a pride.

Director:

Daniel Huertas

Writer:

Craig Gardner
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Luke Allen-Gale ... Himself - Narrator
Craig Packer Craig Packer ... Himself - Lion Ecologist, University of Minnesota USA (as Prof. Craig Packer)
Amy Dickman Amy Dickman ... Herself - Big Cat Expert, Oxford University UK (as Dr. Amy Dickman)
Dave Salmoni ... Himself - Large Predator Expert
Leon Van Wyk Leon Van Wyk ... Himself - Field Guide, Singita Game Reserve
Trevor Savage Trevor Savage ... Himself - Field Guide, Ulusaba Game Reserve
Ryan Johnston Ryan Johnston ... Himself - Field Guide, Nkorho Lodge 2005-2012
Paddy Hagelthorn Paddy Hagelthorn ... Himself - Manager & Field Ranger, Savanna Lodge
Chris Renshaw Chris Renshaw ... Himself - Field Guide, Singita Game Reserved
Phillip Andrew Phillip Andrew ... Himself - Field Guide, Ulusaba Game Reserve
Willem Botha Willem Botha ... Himself - Assistant Game Warden, Sabi Sand 2005-2009
Andrew Schoeman Andrew Schoeman ... Himself - Field Guide, Exeter Lodge 2004-2005
Karin van der Merwe Karin van der Merwe ... Herself - Lodge Manager, Nkorho Lodge
Peter Rundle Peter Rundle ... Himself - Field Guide, Nkorho Lodge 2005-2010
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This is a powerful documentary about the rise of a Coalition of six lions, branded The Mapogo Lions, and their takeover of the largest territory by a pride. This was filmed over the past 16 years by professionals and amateurs privileged to witness their survival skills. Down the years, rangers and biologists have been astounded by the pride's relentless hunger for domination as they showed no fear in massacring other lions - and their cubs - in order to expand their territory. In just one year, these six killed more than a hundred lions, and conquered an unprecedented amount of land. Their story is one of violence, deception, and thirst for power, one which reveals a surprisingly sophisticated side to the politics of lion behavior. Written by Surely2God

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Documentary

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Country:

South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 2015 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El rey de la manada See more »

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Budget:

ZAR 1,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Greatest documentary ever made on the life of lions
25 March 2017 | by jazzktSee all my reviews

I always find Discovery Channel documentaries as fascinating and new things to learn, enhance knowledge and feel the same astonishing moments while making these documentaries. By watching Brothers in Blood: The Lions of Sabi Sand, it is entirely different from any documentary that we mostly see how a lion's pride hunt as a team and whole pride stay together.

Again, I really appreciate all the team members' work for making Brothers in Blood: The Lions of Sabi Sand, as one of the greatest documentary ever made on the life of lions.


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