HYENA - QUEEN OF THE MASAI MARA

HYENA - QUEEN OF THE MASAI MARA

This is the unusual portrait of two hunters, the hyena and the cheetah. It is a dramatic story around the competition for prey and territories and the fight for survival. The setting is the legendary Masai Mara in Kenya and our headquarters is a research camp.

For years the biologist Kay Holekamp from the Michigan State University and her team have studied the behaviour of hyenas. We travel with Kay and her young fellows into the territory where a clan of hyenas roam. We show from the sky and from the ground how hyenas snatch prey away from the cheetah, and even how they attack the spotted cats. We see how differently both of them hunt: while the cheetah relies for the most part on its staggering fast sprints, hyenas approach it in a more tactical manner by hunting in groups. Hyena packs are led by females - it’s a matriarch society.

The Hyenas and cheetahs have a common arch-enemy: the lion. The big cats deliberately kill hyenas and young cheetahs whenever there is an occasion. The film shows why that happens and questions whether there really is a queen of the night in the Masai Mara.

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Brief Synopsis:

The unusual portrait of two hunters, the cheetah and the hyena. It is a dramatic story around the competition for prey and territories and the fight for survival.

The two rivals have a common archenemy: the lion. The big cats deliberately kill hyenas and young cheetahs whenever ther is an occasion. The film shows why that happens and questions whether there really is a number one, a King of the Masai Mara.

Clearances:

Programme to be fully cleared.

Holdback until 1st tx (tbc).

Expiry date - EST 30-MAY-2019, GRACE END 30-MAY-2021.

to Sept 18th 2012 Delivery : Sept 18th 2012

Duration:
1 x 1 hour

Key Points:

This film shows a different picture of hyenas in the stunning landscape of the Masai Mara in Kenya.  Its shows behavíour scenes, that will change our view on these animals.

The key role in the programme is biologist Kay Holecamp who spent decades studying hyenas. She knows the individuals by name and is able to describe the variety of behaviours, skills etc.. It´s her scientific work that has changed our view on them.


Hyenas have a social structure similar to primates 

Hyena packs are led by females - it’s a matriarch society. According to scientists, its dependent on the hyena's genes who the future leader of a pack will be. 

Marketing Materials:

Programme Card + Clips

Research:

N/A

Producer:
ORF

Rights:

WORLD EXCL. GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND (G), LIECHTENSTEIN, LUXEMBOURG, UK, EIRE, USA & CANADA (E) - ALL FREE & PAY TV, ALL STREAMING, CLOSED-CIRCUIT (INCL. INFLIGHT).

Target Demographic:

All ages

HYENA - QUEEN OF THE MASAI MARA


PITCH DOCUMENT

Brief Synopsis:

The unusual portrait of two hunters, the cheetah and the hyena. It is a dramatic story around the competition for prey and territories and the fight for survival.

The two rivals have a common archenemy: the lion. The big cats deliberately kill hyenas and young cheetahs whenever ther is an occasion. The film shows why that happens and questions whether there really is a number one, a King of the Masai Mara.

Clearances:

Programme to be fully cleared.

Holdback until 1st tx (tbc).

Expiry date - EST 30-MAY-2019, GRACE END 30-MAY-2021.

to Sept 18th 2012 Delivery : Sept 18th 2012

Duration:
1 x 1 hour

Key Points:

This film shows a different picture of hyenas in the stunning landscape of the Masai Mara in Kenya.  Its shows behavíour scenes, that will change our view on these animals.

The key role in the programme is biologist Kay Holecamp who spent decades studying hyenas. She knows the individuals by name and is able to describe the variety of behaviours, skills etc.. It´s her scientific work that has changed our view on them.


Hyenas have a social structure similar to primates 

Hyena packs are led by females - it’s a matriarch society. According to scientists, its dependent on the hyena's genes who the future leader of a pack will be. 

Marketing Materials:

Programme Card + Clips

Research:

N/A

Producer:
ORF

Rights:

WORLD EXCL. GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND (G), LIECHTENSTEIN, LUXEMBOURG, UK, EIRE, USA & CANADA (E) - ALL FREE & PAY TV, ALL STREAMING, CLOSED-CIRCUIT (INCL. INFLIGHT).

Target Demographic:

All ages

Runtime:
1 X 1 hour

Genre: FACTUAL

Sub-genre: NATURE

Format: N/A

Country of Origin: AUT

Year of Production: 2010

Available in HD: Yes

Available in DVD: No

Cast & Credits

An ORF Universum Production in Association with FremantleMedia Enterprises