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Discovery Channel to air ‘The Lion Queens of India’ from 28 September

MUMBAI: A team of brave heart female forest guards are on a mission to preserve the endangered species of the Asiatic lions. These courageous women risk their lives every day to rescue vulnerable lions, heal defenseless cubs, reduce human-animal conflict and assist villagers who face accidental animal attacks.

Discovery Channel’s ‘The Lion Queens of India’ highlights these women forest guard’s unwavering commitment to preserve the lions and its habitat and offers an ode to their spirit and dedication.

The four-part series brings alive some of the most daring wildlife action sequences on television for the first time. From rescuing a lion stuck in an open well, healing a badly injured lioness with three little cubs in the middle of the night, retrieving a wayward leopard from a farmer’s house or catching and releasing a deadly Russell’s viper are all part of their daily job.

Premiering on 28 September at 9 pm, ‘The Lion Queens of India’ showcases the amazing achievements of these women who are committed to saving the lions. The programme promises to awe and inspire the viewers with the strength and finesse showcased by these forest guards.

Commenting on the series, Rahul Johri EVP & GM – South Asia, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific said, “Discovery Channel recognises Indian women forest guards who are holding one of most dangerous and impactful professions. ‘The Lion Queens of India’ captures an inspirational journey of skilled women team in the wild and highlights riveting real-life challenges they face during the course of their duty. ”

The rescue team is headed by Raj Sandeep, Deputy Conservator of Forests (Junagadh Forest Division); assisted by Trupti A. Joshi, In-charge Range Officer and Rasila P. Vadher, In-Charge Rescue Team.

An exceptional 28-year-old forest guard, Rasila Vadher, along with many other gallant women have carried out over 600 rescue missions last year – perhaps amongst the highest number in any wildlife park in the world.

Get ready to witness the legendary act of the lion-hearted women of Gir National Park as they save, serve and protect the lions and other wildlife on 28 September and 5 October at 9 pm on Discovery Channel.