Britain might be Land Rover's birthplace, but the African continent has been its home away from home. With the new Defender getting ready to make its showroom debut, Land Rover made sure the SUV's legendary reputation was intact. This meant 750,000 miles of testing in the harshest climates around the world, and a stint helping African wildlife conservancy group Tusk in the field. Land Rover and Tusk have been partner's for 15 years, and the new Defender pulled duty at the Borana Conservancy in Kenya, helping the group with their lion conservation program. With wild lion's numbering around 20,000 worldwide, the conservation movement has never been more critical — and the Defender was there to help.