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23rd-Jul-2008 11:16 pm

This Is One Of The Coolest Things Ever.

These two men have raised this lion from a cub, it was eventually released to the wild as it grew. They returned to find the lion and had a memorial reunion.

They were told the lion would NOT remember them.

Christian left the Kora Reserve in 1973. He made his new territory along the Tana river, but when the Wakamba herdsmen kept bringing their livestock to his hunting ground, he moved on. George Adamson said in his autobiography, "I used to count the days on which we hadn't seen Christian, but when they reached 97, I gave up recording them in my diary." Because a lion can live from 12 to 15 years in the wild, Adamson believed that Christian ended his days in the Meru National Reserve only a few miles up river.
24th-Jul-2008 03:28 am (UTC)

God, that's heartbreaking.
24th-Jul-2008 03:38 am (UTC)
OMG THAT WAS SO CUTE!!!!!!! Adorable alternative family, including adopted child. LOL! XD
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24th-Jul-2008 03:58 am (UTC)
You are what you eat!
24th-Jul-2008 03:50 am (UTC) - Thank you for posting this!
"So shines a good deed in a weary world."

Things like this restore my faith in the world.
24th-Jul-2008 04:09 am (UTC)
Things like this restore my faith in those beautiful and good. That's one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen in my life.
24th-Jul-2008 04:14 am (UTC)
aw, awesome. I wonder how they managed to integrate Christian back into the wild?
24th-Jul-2008 04:15 am (UTC)
That video makes me weep every time I see it.
24th-Jul-2008 07:33 am (UTC)
maybe it's just because I'm having to give up my "baby" of 6 years (a 40 lb coonhound mix), but this made me cry. I know I'm doing the right thing, but I hope my little guy will be happy and remember his Mama loves him. He just needs room to run and I've never been able to provide that, nor do I know when I might be able to and he's developing some aggressive tendencies. Dammit, I'm going to miss him.
24th-Jul-2008 10:58 am (UTC)
I love this video and have seen it many times. It makes me :*)
24th-Jul-2008 11:19 am (UTC)
Yes, it is one of the coolest things ever!
24th-Jul-2008 04:59 pm (UTC)
I had not heard or seen of this before. Being the big pussy that I am - I have watched this twice and teared up both times. Thanks for sharing
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