10 Best Episodes of Dynasties

Follow the true stories of five of the world's most celebrated, yet endangered animals; penguins, chimpanzees, lions, painted wolves and tigers. Each in a heroic struggle against rivals and against the forces of nature, these families fight for their own survival and for the future of their dynasties.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 10, 2023.

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#9 - Hyena (Season 2 - Episode 4)

With the emergence of a young rival, a spotted hyena queen struggles to keep her grip on power – while also trying to raise a family – on Zambia’s vast and unforgiving Liuwa Plain grasslands.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 30 votes.

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#8 - Tiger (Season 1 - Episode 5)


A tigress, Raj Bhera, has 4 new cubs. She must protect them while battling rivals who want to steal her lands and overthrow her. Will she hold on and raise her cubs to adulthood?

The episode was rated 8.08 from 182 votes.

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#7 - Chimpanzee (Season 1 - Episode 1)

A chimpanzee leader is surrounded by rivals who are prepared to kill him for his crown. Can he hold on to power? A story of power, politics and the fight for survival.

The episode was rated 8.37 from 310 votes.

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#6 - Painted Wolf (Season 1 - Episode 4)


The leader of a great Painted Wolf family is growing old. Her power to keep the peace is waning. A feud with an ambitious daughter threatens to bring the dynasty down.

The episode was rated 8.38 from 200 votes.

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#5 - Cheetah (Season 2 - Episode 3)

On Zambia’s plains, a cheetah mother must keep her precious cubs safe, preparing them for life without her. They take on dangerous prey, battle hyenas and learn that even tiny neighbours can bite back.

The episode was rated 8.46 from 35 votes.

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#4 - Emperor (Season 1 - Episode 2)


Emperor penguins battle for survival against the worst winter in the world. Working together can they protect and feed their chicks till they reach adulthood?

The episode was rated 8.52 from 228 votes.

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#3 - Lion (Season 1 - Episode 3)

The leader of a once mighty lion pride must now battle for their very survival. Can this extraordinary lioness save her family from disaster?

The episode was rated 8.52 from 230 votes.

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#2 - Elephant (Season 2 - Episode 2)


In Amboseli, Kenya, an incredibly rare event pushes a struggling elephant family to its limits. To save their dynasty, they have to work together and overcome the challenge of a lifetime.

The episode was rated 8.73 from 37 votes.

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#1 - Puma (Season 2 - Episode 1)

A mother puma must battle rivals, tackle prey nearly three times her size and endure the wild mountain weather of Patagonia in her bid to raise four cubs – her biggest litter yet.

The episode was rated 8.88 from 48 votes.

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