African Predators Engage in Their Own 'Game of Thrones'

USA Today, Thu, Dec 8, 2016

by Owen Ullmann

SAVUTE, Botswana — It's a jungle out there.

Two prides of lions, the royalty of the bush country here, fight for control of territory. A leopard tries to protect her cubs from the lions. A pack of wild dogs confronts hyenas and elephants tromping through the dogs' camp.

Think Game of Thrones of the animal kingdom, where families fight for their land. It is a fitting parallel to describe the conflict of wild beasts in this drought-stricken land. They are the stars of a three-part special, Savage Kingdom, which airs on NatGeo WILD beginning Friday night. Fittingly, the series is narrated by Charles Dance, who played Tywin Lannister on Game of Thrones.

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