22 October 2009


on 12 october i posted a description of christian the lion, who was adopted as a cub in london, and successfully returned to the wild in kenya. the video of christian's reunion with his onetime owners and lifelong friends, widely circulted on youtube, continues to resonate on the web.

christian's adaptation to the wild was overseen by renowned conservationist george adamson, who spent his life preserving africa's fauna and habitat, and who later was murdered by poachers. his work is carried on by his protege and partner tony fitzjohn. i refer you to their website, WildlifeNOW, a source for information on a number of projects, including an update on christian. i've since read the most recent edition rendall and bourke's book A Lion Called Christian, and recommend it highly.

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