Monday, 4 May 2009

Animal Story

Finished May 4
A Lion Called Christian: the true story of the remarkable bond between two friends and a lion by Anthony Bourke and John Rendall, read by John Lee
I was one of the many who watched the Youtube video of the reunion between the lion and his "owners" and was touched by the emotion shown.
Not until reading this book did I realize when the events occurred and what the full story was.
This book, originally written in 1971, has been updated to include more recent information about conservation and about the later story of Christian. It provides essential background to understanding the full relationship between the two young men and Christian and how that came to be. It is an amazing story and the youtube video has provided new impetus toward conservation for wild animals and their habitats.

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