Into The Pride

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  • 2009
  • 1 Season
  • 8.2  (150)

Into the Pride is a captivating series from Animal Planet that premiered in 2009, following renowned big cat behaviorist Dave Salmoni as he travels to the African wilderness to investigate and protect one of the planet's most elusive and endangered predators - the African lion.

In each episode of the series, Dave takes on new challenges during his perilous quest to immerse himself into the lion's natural habitat, navigate the complex social dynamics of lion prides, and lay the foundation for a groundbreaking conservation project that will work to save the species from extinction.

Throughout the show, viewers are taken on a breathtaking journey through the vast and rugged terrain of southern Tanzania, where Dave sets up camp on the banks of the Ruaha River, not far from a vast swath of wilderness that is home to numerous lion prides.

With each episode, Dave challenges himself to get closer to the lions, focusing on different aspects of their behavior, from their mating rituals to their social order and hunting tactics. Along the way, he encounters various individuals, including other researchers, conservationists, and locals, who help him establish a stronger connection with the lions and gain a deeper understanding of their way of life.

Despite his many accomplishments as a big cat behaviorist, Dave quickly realizes that he has never faced so many challenges as those presented by the lions of southern Tanzania. Not only does he have to overcome the lions' natural caution of humans, but he also has to deal with the dangers posed by other predators such as elephants and hyenas, as well as the unpredictable and often deadly weather conditions in this remote wilderness.

Throughout the series, Dave also learns about the various threats facing the lion population in Tanzania and other parts of Africa, including human encroachment, poaching, and habitat destruction. He understands that there is much work to be done to save the African lion population, but he is determined to use his skills and knowledge to make a difference.

Over the course of the show, Dave's passion for the African lion and his dedication to their conservation is evident in his interactions with the lions, his innovative research methods, and his tireless work to develop a new conservation initiative that could help secure the future of the species.

As the season progresses, viewers are drawn into a thrilling narrative, following Dave on his dangerous journeys into the heart of the lion's territory, his heartwarming interactions with lion cubs, and his collaboration with the local community to create a more sustainable future for both the lions and the people living in the area.

Overall, Into the Pride is a fascinating and eye-opening series that captures the beauty and complexity of the African lion and the challenges faced in protecting them from extinction. The show features breathtaking cinematography, captivating storytelling, and a compelling cast of characters that will keep viewers riveted to the screen from start to finish.

Into The Pride is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (5 episodes). The series first aired on August 13, 2009.

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Finale: Homeward Bound
5. Finale: Homeward Bound
September 3, 2009
Dave Salmoni's six month, high-risk intervention project is finally coming to an end. As Dave packs up camp and prepares to go home, he says a final, bittersweet goodbye to each member of the pride.
4. Breakthrough
August 27, 2009
Dave Salmoni's beginning to see the results of his intervention project with a rouge pride of lions, except for the always hostile dominant female, Cleo. If Dave doesn't intervene, Cleo will imprint bad behavior on the pride's cubs.
Queen Cleo
3. Queen Cleo
August 20, 2009
After spending 10 weeks living in Namibia with a pride of rogue lions, Dave Salmoni wonders if he's making any progress. Can Dave put his ego aside to break through to the pride, or will a new technique prove to be the trick in placating Queen Cleo?
A Tale of Two Alphas
2. A Tale of Two Alphas
August 13, 2009
Now that Dave has lived five months on the reserve, he tries to gain the trust of the lions by standing up to Brutus, the dominant male of the pride.
The Bush Rules
1. The Bush Rules
August 13, 2009
Dave heads to the Erindi Private Game Reserve where he brushes off his bush skills and tracks down some cats, only to learn that they are not very welcoming.
Where to Watch Into The Pride
Into The Pride is available for streaming on the Animal Planet website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Into The Pride on demand at Amazon, Animal Planet, FuboTV and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    August 13, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (150)