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"The Last Lions"

Friday, February 18, 2011

Dereck Joubert and Beverly Joubert, talk about making the documentary “The Last Lions.” Set in Africa, it follows a lioness battling to protect her cubs against an onslaught of enemies in the wilds of Botswana. The Jouberts have been instrumental in establishing the Big Cats Initiative. The Big Cats Initiative looks for solutions to stop the declining the lion population, which has dropped from 450,000 to 20,000 in the past 50 years. It’s playing in New York at the Paris Theater and Angelika Film Center.

Guests:

Beverly Joubert and Dereck Joubert
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Comments [1]

Amy from Manhattan

The lion "failed as a mother"? It's the comparison--not only to a human mother but to a *contemporary* human mother--that fails. Up until very recently in human history, infant & child mortality were very high, & many (possibly most) mothers lost at least one of their children. So this lion mother did pretty well.

Feb. 18 2011 01:17 PM

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