Discovery to showcase 'India's Wandering Lions' on 6 July at 9 pm
MUMBAI: Infotainment broadcaster Discovery Channel will air 'India's Wandering Lions', a special one hour programme that uncovers a mesmerizing story of Asiatic lions which were once on the brink of extinction. The increased numbers of Asiatic lions have forced the big predators to spill over the borders of the Gir Forest National Park & Wildlife Sanctuary and find a way to become an integral part of the farming community in Gujarat. 'India's Wandering Lions' will premiere on 6 July at 9 pm on Discovery Channel. Discovery Channel cameras get special access in and around the Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary to uncover the story of these lions as they adapt their savannah hunting instincts to work alongside humans in starlit fields and orchards. The programme offers unbelievable testimonies of villagers and people from the farming community about their camaraderie with the big cats who have become an integral part of their lives and their co-existence with minimal conflict. Discovery executive VP, GM South Asia Rahul Johri said, "Discovery Channel is always committed to present unmatched stories about India to viewers around the world. India's Wandering Lions is a fascinating story about the survival of Asiatic Lions amongst human beings and will force the audience to rethink their views about these dangerous predators." Tracking lions over three years, Discovery's programme captures the extremely rare occurrences of lion's daily living and opens the door to Indian wildlife of the Gir Forest National Park & Wildlife Sanctuary like never before. The cameras also capture incredible animal species like hyenas, jungle cats, leopards, jackals, nilgai's, wild boars, porcupines, deer among others roaming unhindered right next to villages, in orchards and fields with people totally unaware of their presence. Viewers will get up and close with the wildlife as the deployment of special thermal, starlight, infrared and hidden cameras capture striking images. 'India's Wandering Lions' has been produced by Kosmik Global Media in association with Discovery Channel.