The Lion Queen
A struggling lion
reserve is the last place Andi Rive, a midwife from the city expected to be.
When Andi first visited Glen Garriff Lion Reserve a few years ago, she fell in
love with its majestic inhabitants.
With no previous
experience, Andi abandoned her old life in South Africa’s Cape and moved
her young family to Glen Garriff where she and a small dedicated team have
devoted themselves to caring for over 50 lions.
extinction in the wild due to loss of habitat and a decline in genetic
diversity. South Africa’s ‘canned hunting industry’, where lions are farmed for wealthy tourists to kill, is adding to
the genetic meltdown.
offers sanctuary from the hunters but for how long? Bills are mounting up and
the reserve is fighting off sale attempts. Can Glen Garriff survive?