National Geographic travels to the heart of Africa to reveal up-close encounters and intimate stories of lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and buffalo in the wild in this collection of eight of our most acclaimed specials.
Contains The Unlikely Leopard, Super Cat, Game of Lions, Battle for the Elephants, Odzala: Islands in the Forest, The Rhino War, Africa: Wilds of Madagascar, and Gabon: The Last Eden. See the Title List tab for more details.
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The Unlikely Leopard
From acclaimed filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert, The Unlikely Leopard is the coming of age story of a young male leopard with a distinct personality. Join National Geographic as we follow this leopard through his life stages, from clumsy cub and stubborn teenager to independent adult.
45 minutes. © 2012
Combine Kobe Bryant's ability to jump, Michelle Kwan's grace and beauty, and Stephen Hawking's problem-solving genius, and you've got the recipe for Super Cat. National Geographic combines the most amazing features of big cats and puts the feline superpowers of strength, endurance and stealth to the ultimate test.
45 minutes. © 2013
Game of Lions
From award-winning filmmakers and National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence Dereck and Beverly Joubert comes Game of Lions. According to Dereck Joubert, there are 20,000 lions left on Earth. Only 3,500 of those are males. We follow the journey of the lives of young males in the African bush and their potential to be king.
45 minutes. © 2012
Battle for the Elephants
As National Geographic goes undercover to expose the criminal network behind ivory’s supply and demand, scientists reveal how the elephant, with its highly evolved society, keen intelligence, ability to communicate across vast distances and to love, remember and even to mourn, is far more complex than ever imagined.
50 minutes. © 2013
Odzala: Islands in the Forest
Hidden deep inside the Republic of Congo lays Odzala National Park, a dense, isolated rain forest that humans seldom visit. From forest elephants and lowland gorillas to water buffalo and cattle egrets, Odzala: Islands in the Forest features a remarkable cast of animals that coexist around a swampy watering hole called a bai.
54 minutes. © 2008
The Rhino War
Armed poachers have swept through East Africa slaughtering the rhino for its valuable hornbringing the animal perilously close to extinction. In an unprecedented conservation measure, Zimbabwe game rangers now guard Africa's black rhino population with the government's permission to shoot poachers on sight. Both man and beast are dying in this tragic conflict where the enemies are greed, corruption, and ignorance.
60 minutes. © 1988
Africa: Wilds of Madagascar
Just off the East coast of Africa, Madagascar is an island unique in all the world. Separated from the mainland some 165 million years ago, Madagascar's flora and fauna have evolved in near isolation. Join a team of naturalists as they trek to the island's isolated Ankarana plateau to study the exotic animals of this forbidding wildlife oasis.
60 minutes. © 1997
Gabon: The Last Eden
Gabon is an unlikely Eden, where relentless predators stalk prey in lush forests, and primates who have not yet learned to fear man live right alongside forest elephants. Against all odds, one visionary African leader and a group of dedicated scientists defied the conventional wisdom that insists oil and logging are the only way to bring prosperity to an impoverished land. Out of the wild they created 13 new national parksand are now developing an eco-tourism industry to sustain them.
50 minutes. © 2007