Mesoamerica: The Guardians Of The Forest
NATURE & WILDLIFE
flying lion kings, the
The fight to restore genetic diversity amongst lion populations.
1 x 15'
Episode InformationIsolated into population bottlenecks, prides of lions across South Africa are at risk of inbreeding making them more susceptible to illness and disease, but pilots across Africa are flying to their rescue. They are moving lions from one pride to another to make sure they can breed successfully whilst maintaining genetic diversity, and in so securing the future for Africa’s Lion population! Richard and Riccardo Steyn are father and son pilots who work for The Bateleurs, a remarkable organisation that uses aviation skills to support conservation in Africa.