E28 – John Rendall

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Miss D & John Rendall discuss how he and Anthony “Ace” Bourke purchased Christian the Lion, a 3-month old lion, from Harrod’s Zoo Department in 1969 for 250 guineas, who lived beneath their pine furniture store. The story would later become a book entitled “A Lion Called Christian: The True Story of the Remarkable Bond Between Two Friends and a Lion”.

Creators of Born Free contacted George Adamson to reform him for the wild and re-release into Kenya. The documentary called “Christian the Lion” had 50 million viewers. George successfully rehabilitated Christian and he still has lions with his lineage out there.

Created the George Adamson National Preserve.


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