Asia’s Last Lions

Journey to India, where rural communities are working with the government to create a haven for the last remaining Asiatic lions in the wild. These majestic creatures once roamed a range stretching from the Middle East to Asia. Today, fewer than 500 survive. Filmmaker Roshan Patel documents the proud efforts of local people to protect this critically endangered species.

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