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When 60 Minutes traveled to Kenya to report on the poisoning of lions, the crew came upon some breathtaking scenery, in this case the Laikipia plateau in northcentral Kenya.
During their travels, the team also got "very" close to the Equator.
Shooting At The Ranch
Shooting in Mbirikani Group Ranch, Chyulu Hills, Kenya.
Meeting The Locals
The 60 Minutes crew did arouse the curiosity of the local population.
Inspecting The Equipment
Locals took an interest in seeing the TV equipment.
The purpose of the trip was to document the poisoning of lions by local farmers, who have been using a pesticide to kill off potential predators of their cattle.
Researchers needed to put a new collar on a lioness named Mara. She was darted and put to sleep. The researchers had less than an hour to do their work before Mara would wake up.
As Bob Simon noted a sleeping lion is a deceptively gentle creature. Her coat, which looks exquisitely smooth, is actually quite rough to the touch.