Ranger uses Roar to Scare Off Lions | Desert Lions | BBC Earth

  • Published on Nov 12, 2019
  • Two young lions venture dangerously close to a nearby village, endangering the humans and livestock who live there. Ranger Flip has to take desperate measures to fend off the lions while preserving the safety of these majestic animals.
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    Natural World: Desert Lions
    In the mid-1980s, hundreds of lions suddenly disappeared from the Namib Desert. Now, equally mysteriously, they have returned. How can such a magnificent animal survive in one of the harshest deserts in the world? Philip 'Flip' Stander has made it his mission to find out. Along with his assistant Lise and the expertise of the San Bushmen, Flip will journey into the land of scorched giant sand dunes and reveal the fascinating lives of these desert cats.
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Comments • 192

  • The Saint ST1
    The Saint ST1 14 days ago

    Man is the TRUE apex predator.....

  • Steve Glen
    Steve Glen 24 days ago +1

    I see this technique to scare off the monkeys.
    But those goddam animals get more curious after hearing those voices

  • Steve Glen
    Steve Glen 24 days ago +1

    Lions uses Justin Bieber's song to scare off Rangers

  • Haroldo Rego
    Haroldo Rego 26 days ago

    Good work BBC !

  • Primrose Julian
    Primrose Julian 27 days ago

    why does the animals always have to adjust to us!?

  • goose honk
    goose honk 28 days ago

    Ah yes i use the roar to deafeat the roar

  • ven cent
    ven cent Month ago

    give me back almost 3 min in my life

  • M. H.
    M. H. Month ago

    Africa wildlife has been living in harmony balanced until the white man came....

  • KC's
    KC's Month ago +1

    That moment your ipod lacks gazelle sounds. Happens to us all...

  • Marvin Aban
    Marvin Aban Month ago

    I thought he played katy perry's song roar

  • C Es
    C Es Month ago

    I'm disappointed. He should have roared.

  • anuj mukul
    anuj mukul Month ago

    The lion cubs didn't give a F*** about the roar, they just thought "hey let's try this route now" and left.
    Driver is taking the credit for no reason!😂

  • Anthony
    Anthony Month ago

    Ranger used ROAR.
    It was super effective!

  • Someone who is not an asshole PERIOD.

    Clickbait title I was hoping the guy would roar at them

  • Dino Caprice
    Dino Caprice Month ago

    Smh I got on my headphone so loud

  • Dhanush Gopal
    Dhanush Gopal Month ago

    Go Person, Use Roar.
    It was super effective.

  • Frotax Frotax
    Frotax Frotax Month ago

    Air horns work great. That scares pretty much anything away. Even grizzlies.

  • Nrukenway :3
    Nrukenway :3 Month ago

    Ranger, USE ROAR!
    Roar was very effective!

  • Man Of No Ego
    Man Of No Ego Month ago

    What is the name of the ending music, please someone!! :)

  • Hans-Joachim Bierwirth

    A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh
    A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh

    In the jungle, the mighty jungle

    The ranger roars tonight

    In the jungle, the quiet jungle

    The ranger roars tonight...

    A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh

    A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh

  • rubben febrian
    rubben febrian Month ago

    Ranger used roar it's very effective

  • Cypher
    Cypher Month ago

    This mans keeping Namibians and South Africans cozy and safe

  • Jin
    Jin Month ago

    Would have been badass if the guy actually roared

    WOLFIRE Month ago

    That title is a disgrace!

  • Yo Mama
    Yo Mama Month ago

    Some people worry about criminals scouting their neighborhoods, here it's lions.

  • Uwe Hanschen
    Uwe Hanschen Month ago

    Sometimes unorthodox methods have to be applied to preserve both humans and precious wildlife! Well done Flip!

  • Strato Caster
    Strato Caster Month ago +1

    Lions hacked mission complete.

  • Hiram Oliver
    Hiram Oliver Month ago


  • Thomas Vetor
    Thomas Vetor Month ago

    It's a nice 2 study lions ways at night time ...

  • Nizar Ramapuram
    Nizar Ramapuram Month ago

    Attenborough ❤

  • Are you Serious
    Are you Serious Month ago

    Is this the same guy who was talking to the villagers about their goats?

  • Andrea Delos Santos
    Andrea Delos Santos Month ago +1

    its was super effective!

  • Genius
    Genius Month ago +1

    He couldve just used angry elephant sounds and they would run

    • Strato Caster
      Strato Caster Month ago

      Lions are more territorial. They don't tolerate stranger lions on their vast territory.

  • Tesseract
    Tesseract Month ago +9

    Ranger uses roar. It's super effective!

  • Anthony Animal
    Anthony Animal Month ago +33

    Well they should have put the sound effect of Gordon Ramsay "RAW"

  • Med Ilyes Oudhini
    Med Ilyes Oudhini Month ago +7

    A human protecting humans from lions and protecting lions from humans. *Not all heroes wear capes*

  • Teqnyq
    Teqnyq Month ago +2

    This dude comes complete with a mane and a roar to match 🤣

    • samuel Kamochu
      samuel Kamochu Month ago

      Well, well, I give it to you for your sense of humor, it really tickles.

  • Goof Ball
    Goof Ball Month ago +1

    Now that's really smart, genius play

  • Khairul Habi
    Khairul Habi Month ago +1

    Did he just put his finger in his nose?

    • Bambo Lee
      Bambo Lee Month ago +1

      Khairul Habi looooooool

  • Philosopher of Nonsense

    *Actually a loud elephant trumpet would have scared them off more. Lions know better than to mess with an elephant. But if the lion "roar"(more of a growl, really) worked, then more power to the ranger!*

  • Moona1966
    Moona1966 Month ago

    Am I the only one who thinks that the first lions tracking collar is a bit tight?

  • Blacklion 667
    Blacklion 667 Month ago +4

    Lions: *roars*
    Also lions: **disorientated honking** (2:30)

  • redcinos
    redcinos Month ago +10

    I thought he was going to come out and scream a lion roar

  • BobbyG
    BobbyG Month ago +3

    How dare this white human culturally appropriate the lions roar, shame on him.

  • Josie G.K.
    Josie G.K. Month ago +1

    do the roar

  • Stuart Px
    Stuart Px Month ago +4

    So was the recording used as an attractant or deterrent?

    • dreamynights
      dreamynights Month ago

      Deterrent, because it’s another male lion roaring to claim its territory so they know to stay away

    • Strato Caster
      Strato Caster Month ago


  • mrmovin12345
    mrmovin12345 Month ago +1

    Next time play babyyyyy shark doodoodidoodidoo :)

  • thαílαnd pαrαdísє

    Smart move...

  • Urban
    Urban Month ago

    i swear i saw this many moons ago

    • Urban
      Urban Month ago

      @Philosopher of Nonsense oh i see

    • Philosopher of Nonsense
      Philosopher of Nonsense Month ago

      @Urban No, I'm not trolling you. The video was actually recorded and produced much earlier. This is a repost of a video recorded much earlier. I was messing around with the "dead" part, but he might as well be, because we hardly hear him narrating anymore, like he is a ghost. I think he's just keeping to his historical work for now...He is 93 years old after all lol.

    • Urban
      Urban Month ago

      @Philosopher of Nonsense i cant tell if youre trolling me or not

    • Philosopher of Nonsense
      Philosopher of Nonsense Month ago

      Well this is when Dave Attenborough (the narrator) was still alive.

  • Love of Pets
    Love of Pets Month ago

    I came to read the comments, lol and see the lions

  • Maxxwellwalt
    Maxxwellwalt Month ago +2

    An iPod classic..

  • c j
    c j Month ago

    Finally using our brains to save juvinile beings about time😎⌚🧠 🤔

  • Kings Man
    Kings Man Month ago +1

    Maybe that Roar means go home

  • Great Zong
    Great Zong Month ago +10

    He should've used Katy Perry because her roar is louder, louder than a lion...

  • SnoopyDoo
    SnoopyDoo Month ago +103

    Cubs then turn on their 5000 watt speakers blasting a T-Rex to scare away the driver.

  • Neilton Farias Filho

    Thank you so much BBC !

  • Gabriela Desvaldi
    Gabriela Desvaldi Month ago

  • Dr.Pain
    Dr.Pain Month ago +6

    Me :- Reads caption of the video
    First thing that comes to mind :- It's Super effective !!!

  • venkataramana Reddy

    You disappointed the female lion