New Delhi : Discovery Channel has lined up its New Year eve special series, a Brand new and exclusive to Discovery, “Brothers in Blood: The Lions of Sabi Sand” that tells the incredible journey of Africa’s most notorious pride, a deadly group of six male lions.
For the past 16 years, the lions have been filmed continuously by both professionals and amateurs who have witnessed the five brothers and one half-brother stand strong in the brutal wilderness. Coming up against other lions who are not shy to massacre each other and their cubs in order to expand their territory, rangers and biologists were astounded by the pride’s relentless hunger for domination. Their story is one of shocking violence, deception and thirst for power, revealing a surprising and sophisticated side to the power and politics of real lion behaviour.
“Brothers in Blood: The Lions of Sabi Sand” will be aired on Discovery Channel on 31st Dec at 8 PM.
In South Africa, the Sabi Sand game reserve is the perfect habitat for lions with plenty of prey. The Sparta pride of lions has lived at the heart of Sabi Sands for generations. “Brothers in Blood: The Lions of Sabi Sand” is a hair-raising natural history film that unravels South Africa’s wildest tale of violence and corruption. Almost human in their complexity, the 2-hour special follows the story of five brothers from the Sparta pride, which has been filmed continuously by professionals and amateurs alike for 16 years.
Rangers and biologists were 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, the six lions (known as the Mapogos) killed over a hundred lions, and conquered an incredible amount of land.
Led by the fearsome Makhulu, the pride formed an inseparable bond, which saw them unleash a devastating reign of terror, taking control of a vast territory. But when one of Makhulu’s brothers embarked on a relentless quest for the throne, his vicious betrayal was sealed. For lions there was no leadership without enemies.
When a newcomer appeared in their midst, everything changed and the five brothers became a killing hit squad of six – changing their lives forever. This is the tale of the epic rise and fall of a band of brothers, and a powerful stranger.