David Attenborough: Getting Close to Elsa the Lioness, 1961

First transmitted in 1961, David Attenborough travels to Meru National Park in Kenya to meet Elsa the lioness and her cubs shortly before Elsa's death.

Joy explains how to gauge Elsa's irritability and when she knows it is safe to approach.

This programme is included in the BBC Four archive collection of David Attenborough's early films.