A Lion Called Christian: The True Story of the Remarkable Bond Between Two Friends and a Lion

A Lion Called Christian: The True Story of the Remarkable Bond Between Two Friends and a Lion

Anthony Bourke, John Rendall

In 2008 a unprecedented two-minute movie clip seemed on YouTube and instantly grew to become a world phenomenon. It captures the relocating reunion of 2 younger males and their puppy lion Christian, once they had left him in Africa with Born Free’s George Adamson to introduce him into his rightful domestic within the wild.

A Lion known as Christian tells the striking tale of ways Anthony “Ace” Bourke and John Rendall, viewers to London from Australia in 1969, obtained the boisterous lion cub within the puppy division of Harrods. For numerous months, the 3 of them shared a flat above a furnishings store on London’s King’s street, the place the charismatic and clever Christian fast grew to become a neighborhood superstar, cruising the streets at the back of a Bentley, popping in for lunch at an area eating place, even posing for a way commercial. however the lion cub used to be transforming into up—fast—and quickly even the walled church backyard the place he went for workout wasn’t big enough for him. How may well Ace and John stay away from having to ship Christian to a zoo for the remainder of his existence? A coincidental assembly with English actors Virginia McKenna and invoice Travers, stars of the hit movie Born Free, ended in Christian being flown to Kenya and put less than the specialist care of “the father of lions” George Adamson. tremendously, while Ace and John back to Kenya to work out Christian a 12 months later, they acquired a loving welcome from their lion, who was once by means of then totally built-in into Africa and a lifestyles with different lions.

Originally released in 1971, and now totally revised and up to date with greater than 50 pictures of Christian from cuddly cub in London to awesome lion in Africa, A Lion referred to as Christian is a touching and uplifting real tale of an indelible human-animal bond. it's is destined to develop into one of many nice classics of animal literature.

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