An old lioness and her two daughters are holding the key to the future of all desert lions. Two years ago, they gave birth to a total of five male cubs and now the time has come for the ‘Five Musketeers’ to continue life on their own. If they can make it to adulthood, there will be hope for the dwindling desert lion population. For the first time ever in this harsh and extreme landscape, observe over an extended period the secret lives of true desert lions living in the ancient Namib Desert around Africa’s Skeleton Coast Park. Scientist, Dr. Philip Stander, has studied the small population of desert lions for nearly two decades and monitors this significant pride closely.
Namib - the oldest desert on earth. Ruthless and unforgiving, it is not easy to comprehend. Skeleton Coast choppy waters close access to the wilderness along its entire length. Not surprisingly, the Namib so well keeps its secrets. Lions once lived here. However, they were like ghosts, they rarely saw. Then, over twenty years ago, they disappeared. And today, one man decided to challenge the desert. He is driven by the belief that the most amazing African lions are slowly returning …
Lion researcher Dr. Philip Stander has studied and tracked a small population of desert lions for nearly two decades in Africa's merciless, desolate Namib. With local villagers, poachers, and hunters threatening their survival, the key to the their future hinges on a brotherhood of youngsters known as the "Five Musketeers." Witness their epic journey to adulthood, as they endure unexpected challenges, harsh conditions, and crushing losses on their difficult voyage from cubs to kings.
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