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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, cee extreme free sample 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, cee extreme free sample from Harrods department store, cee extreme free sample when they discovered him for sale in exotic pets department and concerned for his conditions and fate decided to buy him.

John Rendall, cee extreme free sample  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, cee extreme free sample stars of the film Born Free, cee extreme free sample visited Rendall and Bourke's furniture shop, cee extreme free sample who suggested that they ask the assistance of George Adamson, cee extreme free sample the Kenyan conservationist, cee extreme free sample 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, cee extreme free sample 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, cee extreme free sample "We called him and he stood up and started to walk towards us very slowly.

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Source and more on Christian's story: http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0, cee extreme free sample, cee extreme free sample24101420-5005369, cee extreme free sample00.html

 

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"He travelled by Bentley (or Mercedes*), cee extreme free sample ate in fine London restaurants and spent his days lounging in a furniture shop. Cee extreme free sample

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. Cee extreme free sample

It sold tables, cee extreme free sample wardrobes, cee extreme free sample 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, cee extreme free sample stretched out languidly on a bench, cee extreme free sample there was a lion. Cee extreme free sample 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, cee extreme free sample" remembers Jennifer Mary Taylor, cee extreme free sample who worked there. "And every so often, cee extreme free sample if I'd ignored him for too long, cee extreme free sample 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. Cee extreme free sample But he was...", cee extreme free sample she pauses. Cee extreme free sample "I mean, cee extreme free sample he was a lion. Cee extreme free sample 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, cee extreme free sample the Big Cat was part of it all, cee extreme free sample cruising the streets in the back of a Bentley, cee extreme free sample popping in for lunch at Casserole, cee extreme free sample a local restaurant, cee extreme free sample even posing for a Biba fashion advert. He eventually grew too big to be kept as a pet and was taken to Kenya, cee extreme free sample where he was rehabilitated into the wild by the 'Lion Man', cee extreme free sample George Adamson. Now, cee extreme free sample his story is to be told in a new book, cee extreme free sample written by the Australian John Rendall who, cee extreme free sample along with his friend Ace Berg, cee extreme free sample 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, cee extreme free sample rather grandly, cee extreme free sample that she wanted a camel, cee extreme free sample" says Rendall.

"To which the manager very coolly replied: 'One hump or two, cee extreme free sample madam?'

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The store, cee extreme free sample which had acquired the cub from Ilfracombe zoo, cee extreme free sample 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, cee extreme free sample which he used unfailingly) in the basement of the appropriately named Sophistocat furniture shop.

"He had a beautiful musky smell that was very distinct, cee extreme free sample" says Rendall. Cee extreme free sample "But he was clean."

The vicar of the Moravian Chapel nearby was approached to allow Christian the run of the graveyard, cee extreme free sample and every day he was taken there to roar around and play football.

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"He was a lot of work, cee extreme free sample" says Rendall. Cee extreme free sample "It took all four of us - me, cee extreme free sample my then girlfriend Jennifer Mary, cee extreme free sample 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, cee extreme free sample the "Father of lions", cee extreme free sample in his new home in Kenya.