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 A Lion named Christian http://thecleversophisticate.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/christian-lion-cub.jpg Christian with his rescuers and life long friends John Rendall and Anthony Burke. 

"The clip of John Rendell and Anthony "Ace" Bourke reuniting with Christian the Lion has made the news around the world and received over 16 million hits on you tube.

(For those of you who have not seen the You tube video, anabolic mass in us here is the more lengthy and less glossed over version):

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvCjyWp3rEk&feature=related "Christian the lion was purchased in 1969 by the two Australians living in Chelsea London at the time, anabolic mass in us from Harrods department store, anabolic mass in us when they discovered him for sale in exotic pets department and concerned for his conditions and fate decided to buy him.

John Rendall, anabolic mass in us  Anthony Bourke and their girlfriends cared for the lion until it was a year old but his increasing size and the cost of looking after him led them to realize they could not keep him in London for much longer.

Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna, anabolic mass in us stars of the film Born Free, anabolic mass in us visited Rendall and Bourke's furniture shop, anabolic mass in us who suggested that they ask the assistance of George Adamson, anabolic mass in us the Kenyan conservationist, anabolic mass in us to help them rehabilitate Christian into the wild at his compound at Kora National Reserve.

Adamson slowly introduced Christian to an older lion 'Boy' and subsequently to a female cub in order to form the nucleus of a new pride.

This approach was successful and over the course of several years the pride established itself in the region around Kora.

When Rendall and Bourke were informed by Adamson of the successful result in 1971, anabolic mass in us they traveled to Kenya to pay one last visit to Christian in order to say goodbye.

Adamson warned them that it would most likely be a wasted trip as he had not seen Christian's pride for nine months.

However they discovered when they reached Kora that Christian and his pride had returned to Adamson's compound the day before their arrival.

Rendall said, anabolic mass in us "We called him and he stood up and started to walk towards us very slowly.

Then, anabolic mass in us as if he had become convinced it was us, anabolic mass in us he ran towards us, anabolic mass in us threw himself on to us, anabolic mass in us knocked us over, anabolic mass in us knocked George over and hugged us, anabolic mass in us like he used to, anabolic mass in us with his paws on our shoulders."

Source and more on Christian's story: http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0, anabolic mass in us, anabolic mass in us24101420-5005369, anabolic mass in us00.html

 

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"He travelled by Bentley (or Mercedes*), anabolic mass in us ate in fine London restaurants and spent his days lounging in a furniture shop. Anabolic mass in us

The story of Christian the pet lion - and his eventual release into the wild - is as moving as it is incredible.

The furniture shop was on the King's Road in London. Anabolic mass in us

It sold tables, anabolic mass in us wardrobes, anabolic mass in us chairs and desks - but anybody peering through its plate-glass window on a Sunday might have noticed something rather more unusual.

Amid all the pine and oak, anabolic mass in us stretched out languidly on a bench, anabolic mass in us there was a lion. Anabolic mass in us And it wasn't stuffed." (source and more at : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-452820/Christian-lion-lived-London-living-room.html )

 

 

"Christian used to lie beside me while I did the accounts at weekends, anabolic mass in us" remembers Jennifer Mary Taylor, anabolic mass in us who worked there. "And every so often, anabolic mass in us if I'd ignored him for too long, anabolic mass in us he'd sock me across the head with one of his great big paws. "He was very loving and affectionate - he liked to stand and put his paws on your shoulders. Anabolic mass in us But he was...", anabolic mass in us she pauses. Anabolic mass in us "I mean, anabolic mass in us he was a lion. Anabolic mass in us Does that sound silly?" Christian the lion (named by someone with a Biblical sense of humour) arrived in Chelsea at a time when the King's Road - home to Mick Jagger - was the very heart of the Swinging Sixties. For a year, anabolic mass in us the Big Cat was part of it all, anabolic mass in us cruising the streets in the back of a Bentley, anabolic mass in us popping in for lunch at Casserole, anabolic mass in us a local restaurant, anabolic mass in us even posing for a Biba fashion advert. He eventually grew too big to be kept as a pet and was taken to Kenya, anabolic mass in us where he was rehabilitated into the wild by the 'Lion Man', anabolic mass in us George Adamson. Now, anabolic mass in us his story is to be told in a new book, anabolic mass in us written by the Australian John Rendall who, anabolic mass in us along with his friend Ace Berg, anabolic mass in us bought Christian from Harrods in 1969. Source : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-452820/Christian-lion-lived-London-living-room.html

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  "So what possessed them to buy a lion cub in the first place?

"A friend had been to the 'exotic animals' department at Harrods and announced, anabolic mass in us rather grandly, anabolic mass in us that she wanted a camel, anabolic mass in us" says Rendall.

"To which the manager very coolly replied: 'One hump or two, anabolic mass in us madam?'

"Ace and I thought this was the most sophisticated repartee we'd ever heard, anabolic mass in us so we went along to check it out - and there, anabolic mass in us in a small cage, anabolic mass in us was a gorgeous little lion cub. Anabolic mass in us We were shocked. Anabolic mass in us We looked at each other and said something's got to be done about that."

Harrods, anabolic mass in us it turned out, anabolic mass in us was also quite keen to be rid of Christian, anabolic mass in us who had escaped one night, anabolic mass in us sneaked into the neighbouring carpet department - then in the throes of a sale of goatskin rugs - and wreaked havoc.

The store, anabolic mass in us which had acquired the cub from Ilfracombe zoo, anabolic mass in us happily agreed to part with him for 250 guineas.

So began Christian's year as an urban lion.

Christian was given his own living quarters (and a very large kitty-litter tray, anabolic mass in us which he used unfailingly) in the basement of the appropriately named Sophistocat furniture shop.

"He had a beautiful musky smell that was very distinct, anabolic mass in us" says Rendall. Anabolic mass in us "But he was clean."

The vicar of the Moravian Chapel nearby was approached to allow Christian the run of the graveyard, anabolic mass in us and every day he was taken there to roar around and play football.

Once, anabolic mass in us when he was brought along to a seaside picnic, anabolic mass in us he dipped his toes reluctantly in the water and intimated with a shudder that it was disagreeably cold. Anabolic mass in us But he was eventually persuaded to swim in the English Channel.

"He was a lot of work, anabolic mass in us" says Rendall. Anabolic mass in us "It took all four of us - me, anabolic mass in us my then girlfriend Jennifer Mary, anabolic mass in us Ace Berg and an actress called Unity Jones - to look after him."

http://pinkdogink.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/lion2.jpg Christian and John Kendall sleeping shortly after their arrival in Africa. [cot1400.jpg] http://www.kimbawlion.com/Image01.jpg http://www.fatheroflions.org/Photos_FromVirginiaMcKenna_Sm/GeorgeAdamson_ChristianFromChelseaEngland_NowInKenya_16_VM_Sm.jpg                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Christian and the famed George Adamson, anabolic mass in us the "Father of lions", anabolic mass in us in his new home in Kenya.