Christian the Lion Proves that Love Knows No Bounds

In 1969, John Rendall and Ace Berg rescued a lion from a cramped cage in Harrods Department Store, where it was offered for sale. Christian the lion soon grew too big for their small apartment and they reintroduced him to Africa. A year later they wanted to visit their former pet in his natural habitat, but they were told he was now the head of a large pride and was entirely wild. They went in search of him anyway. Watch the amazing video below to see what happened:

5 thoughts on “Christian the Lion Proves that Love Knows No Bounds”

  1. Sadly the video no longer works but I have read the book and it is an extraordinary story. How the world has moved on from UK department stores selling wild animals as a novelty in the late 60s!!

    • Mark: Thanks for letting me know – I replaced it with a working video that tells the same story. You just never know when these videos will be removed from YouTube.


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