Journey to Zambia’s Luangwa Valley, a landscape abundant with prey. In the spectacular wilderness, two neighbouring lion prides lay claim to prime hunting territory. The mighty MKs and the Hollywood lionesses must find mates to ensure their future. When the Nomads, a group of rampaging young males, invade their land in search of new territory, these two prides are in for the fight of their lives.
In BIG CAT COUNTRY (Wednesday 18th, 5pm), wildlife filmmakers Nathan Pilcher and Sam Davies follow the lions, night and day, to bring us every twist and turn of what turns out to be a tumultuous year for pride politics. Nathan and Sam capture remarkable behaviour, including night-time predation using the Selex thermal imaging, night-vision camera. They are also on-camera hosts – letting us into their world and sharing the excitement and frustrations of living in the bush.