Lion Ranger on Nat Geo Wild

Lion ranger Kevin Richardson

Kevin Richardson in the Kingdom of the White Lion reserve, Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo Credit: © Renegade Pictures)

Kevin Richardson, a self-taught animal behaviorist, introduces you life on a lion compound in Lion Ranger, premiering tonight September 6, 2010 at 9pm ET/PT on Nat Geo Wild.  In the first episode, we meet Kaiser’s Pride, the biggest pride in the Kingdom of the Great White Lion and home to three rare white lions.

In the video below, Kevin receives three new young lions and welcomes them into the compound. Will the rest of the lions be as accepting?

Watch a video of the new lions meeting a special member of Bandit’s pride:

In this video, a lion cub is found dead in the enclosure. What was the cause of such a violent death?

White Lion Cubs Born at Belgrade Zoo

White Lion cubs

Two white lion cubs were recently born at Belgrade Zoo in  Serbia. The two cubs, whose mother shares their distinct coloration and whose father is regularly-colored, are the first white lions born at the Belgrade Zoo.

White lions are neither albinos nor a separate species from other lions, though they are rare.  Unique to South Africa in the wild, white lions are often sought out by hunters.  A 2004 study revealed that only 30 survived in the wild.

For more information: AFP – Two rare white lion cubs born in Belgrade zoo