At this point in her life, I am convinced my daughter is going to be a veterinarian one day. She loves animals, books about animals, and making animal sounds. We discovered on our Roku internet streamer a "Moremi Lions Channel," which our daughter loves. (It is truly amazing what you can live stream off the internet.)
This was apparently the brainchild of a group of South Africans called Earth-Touch. According to their blog, the group "of slightly peculiar people from very different walks of life were brought together by a shared goal: to spread enthusiasm for nature and wildlife as far and wide as the online realm would allow. And so the Earth-Touch blog was born."
Apparently, one of their projects was to film a certain pride of the Lions in Moremi, Botswana, over a period of three years. The final film project, which wrapped in late 2010, produced a series of High Defintion video podcasts of the Lions of Moremi. Each clip is about 8 to 15 minutes. The series covers an entire life cycle of one particular pride of lions, following a group of cubs all the way to adult hood.
You have to scroll all the way to the bottom of this feed to watch the series from the beginning. Each clip is, as I said, in high def, so the download time for each clip may take a bit of time, but they are well worth the time and effort due to both the quality and interesting content.
As I wrote at the beginning of this blog entry, my daughter is truly fascinated with them. If you like Animal Planet or PBS Nature documentaries on African lions, I highly recommend this project.