Lion steals documentary crew's camera while it records

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  Updated May 7, 2018 at 12:24 PM
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May 7 (UPI) -- A documentary film crew in Kenya shared footage from an unusual incident where a lion ran off with one of their video cameras.

The producers of My Africa, a virtual reality film from Conservation International, shared an outtake from the filming of the documentary that occurred when a group of lions became curious about some cameras set up in a field.

The video shows one of the lions grab a camera with its jaws, and the device continues to record as the big can runs off with it.

The footage shows the crew tracking the lion to a nearby location, where the camera continues to film as the animal pulls away pieces of the camera rig.

My Africa, narrated by Lupita Nyong'o, chronicles the lives of residents at an elephant sanctuary in Kenya. The film was released last week on Conservation International's website and on the WITHIN app.

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