Poor tree’s not going to
have any leaves left. Edward, reports of a pride of lions.
A few of us following up. That little one – his horns look
like they’re almost touching. This one bending its neck. You see lions, when it’s rainy weather
and they’re hungry, they’ll just… They’ll go from warthog burrow
to warthog burrow… And sniff for any fresh
traces and listen… Look at these little cuties. And if they find one they like, John,
they’ll just start digging. Because it doesn’t take any…
male lions especially. Because it doesn’t take any
hunting technique. It just takes brute force to excavate. And eventually the warthogs
panic and shoot out. Aw, that warthog’s still moving! Look at these cubs coming now. Jeez, all around our vehicle! Conrad, you’re missing this!
Look at this! Look at the little thing! Can you believe it? Aw, they’ve made it! They’ve made it! They’re going to start eating it alive. She got that warthog quickly,
didn’t she? They’re ripping it to pieces. It’s just as well we put in time here. Awesome. Look at that, they’re all waiting. I think even if we could drive
off-road I don’t think we’d
get across this valley. There’s no road that goes there. Well, there’s a road at the top
there… that is a road. Listen – because if they kill
something you’ll hear it. I mean, this is like training
for these cubs. Look at those little ones, jumping
around on it. Don’t you just love how those cubs
play with the carcass? Ahhh… how sweet! Look, look – they’ve seen
something else. They’re running after something else. The cubs are off as well. Where are they going?
We didn’t hear anything. Oh, they’re coming back. He’s a cheeky little thing! Playing with their food… So, the make-up of this pride.
Two adult females… The first one had those four cubs that
we saw run past – the bigger ones. And the second one had three. It’s just wierd… we got to the spot
of the other lions, you know? These ones were calling so we
came further and further. Didn’t expect to see a lion kill
this morning, I must admit. They’re swarming all over that warthog! The other female’s still sitting
up on the hill there. She’s the older one, the more
dominant of the two. Warthog’s still alive.
Still alive, eh? Yeah, these warthogs take
a long time to die. Look, it might start squealing again
so just brace yourselves. We’ve been lucky with active lions
over the last few days. That’s ‘cos it’s cool. Mmm. I think so. You know, in summer time you’ve got a
very short window period to find them in
the morning… And then they settle down and that’s it. It’s amazing – we’ve seen
the father last night. Look, look at the genetics.
These cubs are young. They’re less… they’re about
nine months old. Get out of my way…! There’s four from the first litter and
then three of these little ones. Cute, man, look at that. Such young little cubs, these. Ah, look, it’s kicking its leg. Aw, it’s still alive… This is a big lesson for
the little cubs. Can you believe it – cheetah kill
yesterday, lion kill this morning? All we need is a leopard kill and
we’re done! Don’t see too many of those here. Trying to learn how to strangle it. Just give me one second. Just located the southern pride.
They’ve just killed a warthog. Young pig. Look at that one – he’s
still strangling it. You got that, yeah?
He’s rolling around. I think it’s great how those young males
let the small cubs eat first. It’s great to see the young males not
even a year old in black bibs. Listen to the warthog. Look, I mean it’s… a kill is not
always what people expect. Tug of war. Stop it. I think they were well fed before she
even caught the warthog. Oh, look at it!
Pulling his ear! Look at those claws when
they come out. This is what lions normally do. I think it was going for its burrow… And she got it just before it
could go in. We saw it running. These two females are killing machines. Oh, there’s a little bit of a squabble. Two of the little youngsters having a
go at each other. Do you see how they flatten their ears
when they fight? It’s just a reflex for when they hit
each other… So not to tear their ears off. Look, I think he’s looking for seconds. Sorry, Moira, I’m not in your
way, am I? So many lions, I don’t even know
where to look. Go channel two… Edward, we located this pride a while
ago, they killed a warthog. As it squealed these little cubs
just came bolting… All the cubs are feeding on it now.
Don’t see too many of those here. Is that a vulture coming in? This lioness on the left, Moira… It’s amazing – her motherly instinct has
really developed so much that she’s… You know, when the females leave the
cubs to go hunting… She looks after the cubs and the
males sort of hang out together. So tolerant of each other.