Shingalana the little hunter

Shingalana the little hunter

6 Episodes

Abandoned by her mother, a young lion cub is discovered by filmmaker John Varty and his companion Elmon. They delivered this helpless, little furball to wildlife writer Gillian Van Houten to raise. Life treated her badly from the moment she was born, raised by humans and killed by her own kind.

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Shingalana the little hunter
  • Shingalana the little lion - EP1

    Episode 1

    Shingalana, Shingi, was found as a helpless little furball just a few hours old abandoned by her mother. When filmmaker John Vary, also called JV, found her in the South African Londolozi Wildlife Preserve, Shingis heart wrenching blue eyes left JV and Gillian no choice but taking her home and to...

  • Shingalana's bush adventure - EP2

    Episode 2

    Shingi, JV and Gillian move to the African Bush. Here JV and Gillian continue to care and teach Shingi how to be a lion with the hope that one day she will be free. JV and Gillian has no doubt Shingi should return to the life nature intended for her. JV shows her how to drink from a waterhole, to...

  • Shingalana and Elmon's bush school - EP3

    Episode 3

    Shingalana was a playful Lion cub, liked to play around with Elmon Mhlongo Londolozi's best tracker, who was treated by her like a brother. Elmon taught her to identify danger, stalk and hunt, also to play around with a soccer ball and sleep in a bed.

  • Shingalana learning to hunt - EP4

    Episode 4

    JV and Gillian have no doubt Shingi should return to the life nature intended for her. JV shows her how to drink from a waterhole, to dig for warthogs and to take down young gazelles.

  • Shingalana's new home - EP5

    Episode 5

    The South Luangwa National Park of Zambia is a remote and untamed corner of Africa and it is in this that its beauty lies. Shingi adapted well: her hunting skills improved dramatically as she pulled down juvenile and then adult Puku and Impala. As she came into oestrus, she faced the final test o...

  • Shingalana's goodbye - EP6

    Episode 6

    With joy in their hearts JV, Gillian and Elmon watched how, at first tentatively, the territorial males visited the camp and then more confidently began courting Shingi. And then came the dramatic turn of events as the pride of females became aggressive towards her. This poignant story of a human...