12 October 2009


bought in a department store as a cub in 1969, christian the lion bonded with his two young australian owners, john rendall and anthony burke, then living in london. after it became apparent that christian had grown too large and mature to continue a domestic life, he was successfully reintroduced to the african wild by conservationist george adamson (best known for his movie Born Free). the two former owners journeyed to africa in 1972 to visit christian, not knowing whether he would remember them, or be too wild too approach. the resulting reunion was captured on film and circulated globally on video, via the internet and tv shows such as "The View". it is guaranteed to bring tears to the eyes of the most stoic viewer. click here to view and enjoy.

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