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Dynasties

Dynasties is a five-part BBC documentary series narrated by David Attenborough, looking at five extraordinary animals, fighting for their own survival and for the future of their dynasties: Chimpanzee, Emperor Penguin, Lion, Painted Wolf and Tiger. Traveling from the plains of Africa to the jungles of India, from the edge of the Sahara to the frozen wastes of Antarctica, the series takes us deeper into the lives of five of the world's most celebrated and endangered animals.

Episode 1 - Chimpanzee


Episode 1 - Chimpanzee
In Senegal, west Africa, live a group of chimpanzees led by an alpha male named David. He has already been alpha for three years - a time when leaders here are usually overthrown.

Episode 2 - Emperor Penguin
A colony of emperor penguins gather in Atka Bay, on the coast of Antarctica, after three months of feeding at sea. They arrive as the water freezes over and all the other Antarctic animals have left the continent for the relative safety of the sea.

Episode 3 - Lion
This episode features one of the most famous lion prides in Africa - the Marsh Pride of Kenya's Masai Mara. As the story begins, the Marsh Pride is in a unique situation in their history.

Episode 4 - Painted Wolf
This episode features a painted wolf named Tait, matriarch of one of the last great families of this endangered animal. She has ruled her dynasty for many years on the banks of Zambezi river in Zimbabwe, keeping the peace within her sprawling family.

Episode 5 - Tiger
This episode features a tigress named Raj Bhera, who lives in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in India and holds the perfect tiger territory, with dense jungle, spring-fed ponds and rich grasslands teeming with prey.


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