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 Christian......a repost. Find entocort online 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, find entocort online here is the more lengthy and less glossed over version): "Christian the lion was purchased in 1969 by the two Australians living in Chelsea London at the time, find entocort online from Harrods department store, find entocort online when they discovered him for sale in exotic pets department and concerned for his conditions and fate decided to buy him.

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

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"He travelled by Bentley (or Mercedes*), find entocort online ate in fine London restaurants and spent his days lounging in a furniture shop. Find entocort online

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. Find entocort online

It sold tables, find entocort online wardrobes, find entocort online 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, find entocort online stretched out languidly on a bench, find entocort online there was a lion. Find entocort online And it wasn't stuffed." (source and more at : )



"Christian used to lie beside me while I did the accounts at weekends, find entocort online" remembers Jennifer Mary Taylor, find entocort online who worked there. "And every so often, find entocort online if I'd ignored him for too long, find entocort online 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. Find entocort online But he was...", find entocort online she pauses. Find entocort online "I mean, find entocort online he was a lion. Find entocort online 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, find entocort online the Big Cat was part of it all, find entocort online cruising the streets in the back of a Bentley, find entocort online popping in for lunch at Casserole, find entocort online a local restaurant, find entocort online even posing for a Biba fashion advert. He eventually grew too big to be kept as a pet and was taken to Kenya, find entocort online where he was rehabilitated into the wild by the 'Lion Man', find entocort online George Adamson. Now, find entocort online his story is to be told in a new book, find entocort online written by the Australian John Rendall who, find entocort online along with his friend Ace Berg, find entocort online bought Christian from Harrods in 1969. Source :

  "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, find entocort online rather grandly, find entocort online that she wanted a camel, find entocort online" says Rendall.

"To which the manager very coolly replied: 'One hump or two, find entocort online madam?'

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

The store, find entocort online which had acquired the cub from Ilfracombe zoo, find entocort online 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, find entocort online which he used unfailingly) in the basement of the appropriately named Sophistocat furniture shop.

"He had a beautiful musky smell that was very distinct, find entocort online" says Rendall. Find entocort online "But he was clean."

The vicar of the Moravian Chapel nearby was approached to allow Christian the run of the graveyard, find entocort online and every day he was taken there to roar around and play football.

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"He was a lot of work, find entocort online" says Rendall. Find entocort online "It took all four of us - me, find entocort online my then girlfriend Jennifer Mary, find entocort online Ace Berg and an actress called Unity Jones - to look after him." Christian and John Kendall sleeping shortly after their arrival in Africa. [cot1400.jpg]                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Christian and the famed George Adamson, find entocort online the "Father of lions", find entocort online in his new home in Kenya.