Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

India's Wandering Lions

Saturday, March 26, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Baird Auditorium
Ground Floor, National Museum of Natural History
10th St. and Constitution Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20560
United States

 Image credit: India's Wandering Lions


India’s Wandering Lions (UK/India, 2015, 52 min.)

Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival Finalist


At the Gir Forest Sanctuary in Gujarat, the last remaining population of Asiatic Lions – a species that once covered much of Europe and Asia but nearly went extinct – has rebounded dramatically.

In fact, their population has grown to the point that the small Sanctuary can’t contain them, and they rove the surrounding countryside, preying on cattle in rural villages.

India’s Wandering Lions combines winsome wildlife filmmaking with a nuanced exploration of what happens when a triumph of conservation unexpectedly creates conflict between humans and animals. Directed by Martin Dohrn and Praveen Singh.

Followed by a Q & A discussion. 

This program is offered as part of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s Anthropocene: Life in the Age of Humans series. For more information about the series, visit

Part of the 2016 Environmental Film Festival at NMNH

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