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  • LAST LIONESS

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A haunting call echoes across the Liuwa Plain. There is no answer, there hasn't been for years. She has no pride, no support - she alone must safeguard her own survival. Her name is Lady Liuwa, and she is the Last Lioness.


Isolated by a scourge of illegal trophy hunting that wiped out the rest of her species in the region, Lady Liuwa is the only known resident lion surviving on Zambia's Liuwa Plain. For four years, cameraman Herbert Brauer watched her lonely life unfold, until, in her solitude, she reached out to him for companionship.

But Herbert knows he is not the companion this lonely lioness needs - she should be amongst her own kind. Now, in May of 2009, plans for a male lion translocation have come through, and there is hope for ending her isolation. Lady Liuwa will no longer be the Last Lioness - find out how she copes as lions return to her plain for the first time in over five years.

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  • Last Lioness
    Lady Liuwa's been living alone on the Zambia's Liuwa Plain for years. She no longer needs to live in isolation with the translocation of a male lion.
  • Last Lioness: The Last Lioness
    Lady Liuwa lives alone on Zambia's Liuwa Plain. With the translocation of a male lion, she no longer needs to live in isolation
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