26 February, 2021

Praveen Singh

The writer and director on his new show on the Discovery channel

Praveen Singh

Tell us about the show

India’s Wandering Lions is a story about the Asiatic Lions in Gir National Park and the secret of their coexistence among humans.

There has been an increase in the number of lions in the sanctuary, which has surpassed its capacity.

Yes. Effective conservation measures, including increase in prey base, relocation of Maldharis from within Gir and the positive attitude of people there have borne fruit.

Why have they taken so well to humans?

The lions in Gir encounter humans daily. It’s like it is etched in their DNA!

Do you think lions are wrongly perceived as savage creatures?

No. Lions, or Asiatic lions in this case, are big predators and people would rightly be fearful of predatory animals.

How did the collaboration with Discovery come to place?

It was a story untold so the channel was immediately interested and we kept a ‘non-fiction’ format in...

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