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Nature

The Crater Lions (#1402)

This episode examines a pride of lions in the Ngorongoro crater in Tanzania. Only 125 square miles, the crater has steep sides which protect -- and simultaneously imprison -- the wildlife within. Though an abundance of prey reside in the crater, declining numbers of lions have seriously imperiled the pride since they depend on cooperative efforts for their survival -- for hunting, raising cubs and protecting their territory from other predators. The program chronicles the demise of this once-reigning pride due inbreeding, disease and attack from competing prides. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Information For Teachers

Grade Levels
6-8, 9-12
Curricular Areas
Science & Technology
Series Length
277 episodes
Average Episode Length
57 minutes
Record Rights
Record and retain for 1 year from each broadcast. No duplication allowed.
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Series Description: NATURE, television's longest-running weekly natural history series, has won more than 200 honors from the television industry, parent groups, the international wildlife film community and environmental organizations, including the only award ever given to a television program by the Sierra Club.

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