Two hippos battle over the right to bathe in the best part of the dwindling river.
The merciless dry season has scorched Africa's Luangwa Rift Valley and ignited an extraordinary battle between the king of beasts and their three-ton foes. Here on the banks of a dwindling river, lions and hippos fight for territory along this last source of life, a clash that grows more heated as the water level continues to drop. Enter a world where deadly force meets lethal power, where cubs and calves become collateral damage, and where a bull's fearsome leadership and a mother lion's devotion set the stage for a true-life drama.
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