The Amazing Story of Christian the Lion


In 1969, two Australians, John Rendall and Anthony “Ace” Bourke purchased a lion cub from Harrod’s department store which they named Christian.  They cared for the cub until he grew too large for their apartment.  Christian was then reintroduced into the wild in Africa. 

Two years later, after Christan had successfully adapted to his new life in the wild, John & Anthony travelled to Kenya to visit him.  They were discouraged from doing so – being told the animal was now wild and would not remember them – but that didn’t stop them.  What occurred was the most amazing reunion.

Buy the book on Amazon: A Lion Called Christian: The True Story of the Remarkable Bond between Two Friends and a Lion Originally published in 1971 – fully revised and updated with new photos – Hardcover edition

You can watch other videos about Christian the Lion on Animal Planet here.

Also see the video of the lion hugging and kissing the woman who rescued him


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