christian the lion at world endChristian the Lion At World´s End tells the story of Christian, a Lion who was raised by two friends from Australia: John Rendall and Anthony “Ace” Bourke in 1969 and ultimately reintroduced to the African wild by conservationist George Adamson. One year after George Adamson released Christian to the wild, his former owners decided to go looking for him to see whether Christian would remember them. Surprisingly, he did, and with him were two lionesses who accepted the men as well.

When Rendall and Bourke were informed by Adamson of Christian’s successful reintroduction to the wild (reported in some newspaper articles to be in 1971, and by George Adamson to be 1972) they traveled to Kenya to visit Christian and were filmed in the documentary Christian, The Lion at World’s End (released in the U.S. as Christian the Lion).  According to the documentary, Adamson advised Rendall and Bourke that Christian might not remember them. The film shows the lion at first cautiously approach and then quickly leap playfully onto the two men, standing on his hind legs and wrapping his front legs around their shoulders, nuzzling their faces. The documentary also shows the female lions, Mona and Lisa, and a foster cub named Supercub welcoming the two men.

Here I show you my own version of the video, showing Nina, my own little lioness just to prove to those who say Cats don´t show their love.

What do you think about Nina the Lioness and Christian The Lion?