Nature: Extraordinary Animals - Africa (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Combo)
Program 1: The Desert Lions
Lions once lived in the forbidding Namib Desert, but 20 years ago, they disappeared. Are they starting a comeback? Join Dr. Philip (Flip) Stander as he pits himself against the forbidding Namib Desert to study rarely seen and little understood lions that are making a comeback after being wiped out twenty years ago.
Program 2: The Gorilla King
From the mountains in Rwanda comes an extraordinary story of destiny and triumph. At thirty-three years of age, Titus, a 400-pound silverback gorilla, has ruled for nearly half his life. He still rules over twenty-five gorillas, an astonishing feat considering the early trials he faced. When Titus was four, poachers slaughtered his father. Shortly after, an interloper named Beetsme killed his infant sister in a coup attempt. His mother and other sister fled, leaving him orphaned and abandoned. But something in his character led to greatness in a remarkable life that researchers - beginning with world-renowned primatologist Dian Fossey and young researcher Kelly Stewart, daughter of actor James Stewart--have chronicled since the day he was born. Unprecedented footage of silverback behavior, archival footage of Titus as a newborn, and observations by researchers and conservationalists chart his dramatic rise to power, and the challenge to his thrown today. Is Titus' great reign at to end?