Christian the Lion....
& best friend George Adamson
George Adamson of 'Born Free' fame with Christian the Lion.
Christian was rescued and thanks to George Adamson was able to live a free life!
George Adamson ("Father of Lions") AND Christian the Lion....
|In July 2008
a film 'clip' was taken from the full length documentary movie titled 'CHRISTIAN The Lion
at World's End'. This brief film clip was shown on the internet and caused much
interest in Christian. The clip is very touching but the ENTIRE documentary movie
is an even more delightful experience!
Unfortunately in their haste to 'jump on the bandwagon' of the popularity of this film 'clip' and to make lots of money off of the affection people have for Christian, some of the companies /people profiting from Christian have not fully acknowledged the real heroes of this story which are George Adamson (known to many people because of the popular best selling book and award winning movie BORN FREE about Elsa the Lioness), who with patience, Love, and complete devotion worked hard to give Christian (the other hero in this story) his freedom.
story of Christian is an extremely touching story of a very special and
sweet natured animal. Unfortunately George
Adamson, the kind, remarkable person who made it possible for sweet Christian to
have a free life has not been sufficiently credited for his devotion and hard work! George being the modest, quiet
'gentle' man that he was would have never sought or asked for any acknowledgement.
But since 'Baba ya Simba' (Father of Lions) cannot tell his important role in this
beautiful story let us do it for him.
Christian made the long journey from England to Africa and George
welcomed Christian with the affection, kindness and expertise as he did with all his
beloved lion family to which he became their adopted 'DAD' Baba ya Simba (Father of the
Lions). When it came to his lion family, George cared for them, taught them, worried
about them and just like all parents after he had done all he could for his beloved 4
legged lion family, had to let them go to make their own way in the world. So
it was with sweet Christian.
When Christian arrived in Africa he had to meet the huge male lion Boy. Boy starred in the award winning motion picture BORN FREE along with his sister Girl and his dear lion friend Ugas. After Boy and Christian were allowed a lot of time seeing each other though a wire fence the day came to have them meet with no barrier between them. This amazing scene was filmed and is included in the documentary movie Christian the Lion at Worlds End. Boy, being much larger and more powerful, could have very easily killed this newcomer but Boy had a kind nature and probably understood this was George's new family member and therefore after a tense bit of growling and putting this young newcomer Christian in his proper place, Boy amazingly did not leave a mark on Christian but instead generously accepted him. Boy and Christian quickly became the best of friends.
George, Boy and Christian went through a lot together. When Boy
the Lion was severely injured trying to protect his territory (Christian was not yet
powerful enough to be of much help in fighting off rivals) and Boy was in danger of dying,
Christian stayed by George's side while George treated the many serious wounds of his dear
friend Boy in the hope of saving his life. Christian seemed to understand that the
situation was serious and quietly stayed with his dear friend Boy and adopted
dad George. (See photo.)
Later Christian was to go off on his own. George searched for him and worried about him. But in the end he had to hope that he was out there doing what lions in the wild do, living a free life. It must have been very painful for George seeing his 4 legged family members go off on their own. Hopefully George took some comfort in knowing he did all he could for his beloved lion family.
George truly loved the lions and devoted himself to their care. He wrote in his
We hope all of you who may be inspired by Christian, Boy and George will be a voice for
the animals. The animals cannot speak for themselves and rely on us to speak for them.
Please do what you can to help them.
Another film not to missed is the equally fascinating and touching Lion reunion in 'The Lions Are Free' is the touching story of what happened to all the lions, Boy(Christian's dear friend), Girl, Ugas and other lions featured in the award winning motion picture BORN FREE. It takes to you Africa where George Adamson is caring for some of the Lions who starred in the movie.
The Christian Science Monitor wrote,
"NO one better knew the language and lives of lions -
or loved them more - than George Adamson."
READ George's fascinating and touching books....
Learn more about George Adamson
..... a truly unique 'Gentleman'
Read About The 'Father of Lions'
George Adamson BLOG
Article about George....Article 1986
Another VERY SPECIAL LIONESS....
Tribute to Elsa the Lioness
ABOUT ELSA in the best selling book, 'BORN FREE'. -
- If you love the story of Christian the Lion, the story of Elsa the Lioness will
touch your heart.
This is a
remarkable TRUE story of a lion cub (George Adamson's first
lion) and the Love and Trust she shared with her human family. She is returned to the wild
and yet continues to cross the seemingly unbridgeable gap between the human world and the
radically different world of life in the wild. Books AND there is a DVD.
TRUST and Friendship .... Elsa and George Resting Together
George showed the world what man
can do with Love.
And the Lions showed us they are 'individuals' with a wide range of qualities,
capable of varied emotions, deep trust and lasting friendship.
We hope all of you who may be
inspired by George and the Lions will be a voice for the animals.
The animals cannot speak for themselves and rely on us to speak for them.
Please do what YOU can to HELP them. .... Help Lions
Lions do NOT deserve to be treated like this....
(A tiny, dirty cage for his entire life! A miserable existence!!!)
imprisoned in a tiny, dirty cage!
Lions like Nick need
Photos of George Adamson
with his Lion and human friends.
Photos of George Adamson - Page 1
George Adamson photos - Page 2
'Kampi ya Simba' Photos - Page 3
List of Books, Videos and Articles .... Information
is a 'Canned Hunt'?
STOP Canned Hunts (And See Video)
Please do NOT look the other way....
The animals need YOUR voice to speak for them....
Lions and Big Cats as PETS.....
|The story of Christian is an
extremely touching story of a very special and sweet natured animal. We can only hope
persons will appreciate this beautiful story and still know and understand that buying
wild big cats as pets is bad for the animals and a SERIOUS problem especially in the
Big Cat Rescue states, Every week we are called upon to rescue another exotic cat, because the sanctuaries are full and there is not enough money to take care of all of the rejects of the 'PET' and entertainment industry."
and Big Cat Rescue
How can I tell a real sanctuary from a fake?....