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christian the lion

stumbled upon this video on james danziger’s blog today.

this is the remarkable story of how 2 young australians in 1969 bought a lion cub from harrods in london (yes, they sold such things in the past), raised it and then reintroduced it back into the wild when it got too big, with the help of conservationist george adamson (the half-naked man who appears at 1:43).

3 years later, christian the lion, fully grown and the head of his own pride, was reunited with john rendall and anthony burke.

a truly sentient being, this lion.

oh, and it’s true that this video is not the same without the whitney houston song.

to watch rendall’s and burke’s reaction to the video, which quickly became a youtube phenomenon, click here.

for more news post, click here.


5 responses

  1. Wow I couldn’t believe it the first time I watched it.

    Wednesday November 26, 2008 at 11:03 pm

  2. me neither. to be honest, i wasn’t sure when christian started at those 2 blokes if they were going to end up dessert.

    Wednesday November 26, 2008 at 11:26 pm

  3. kyle

    they couldn’t have done it without the mullets.

    Thursday November 27, 2008 at 12:50 am

  4. ee na

    thanks for making me cry, cheech.

    Saturday December 6, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    • well, it certainly is a tear-jerker extraordinaire.

      Saturday December 6, 2008 at 8:56 pm

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