Premieres Wednesday, November 8 at 8 PM ET/PT on Smithsonain Channel
LIONS UNLEASHED reveals a new era dawning in the heart of Africa. Twenty-five years ago, a brutal civil war stripped Rwanda of its most iconic wildlife. The Rwandan people have worked hard to restore their pride and rejuvenate the land, but there’s still one piece of the puzzle missing – lions. Leaving their native home in South Africa, seven lions are being transported to Akagera National Park, covering thousands of miles to the heart of Africa, in order to revive the local lion species.
To survive in this foreign land, they will have to master a barrage of challenges. For the new lions, it should be a cinch to thrive in this new habitat, but this strange new land is anything but predictable. Follow this magnificent seven, a collection of five females and two males, as they attempt to figure out their new land, form relationships, and restore the pride of a nation.