Christian the Lion – John Rendall Part 2

If you loved the YouTube video (see Animal TV) then our extended interview with John Rendall is essential listening. Part Two of Lisa Louden’s interview with John Rendall begins with John speaking about George Adamson’s first impressions of Christian. Although George had heard plenty about Christian, their first meeting was at Nairobi airport, following Christian’s long flight from London. Fillertext. Fillertext. Fillertext.Fillertext. Part Two includes: George Adamson’s first impressions About George Adamson Benefits of an Australian country upbringing YouTube video showing unconditional love [Audio clip: view full post to listen] We’ve also written a review of the book by John […] Read more »

Christian the Lion – John Rendall Part 1

If you loved the YouTube video (see Animal TV) then our extended interview with John Rendall is essential listening. John, and fellow Australian traveller Ace Bourke, bought Christian the lion from Harrods department store in 1969 (yes, you could do that then!) and he ended up being the first London lion to be rehabilitated into the wild. Split over two epsiodes, John’s conversations with Adore Animals Foundation’s Managing Director, Lisa Louden, reveal the story behind the unusual, lasting friendship between a lion and two men. Part One includes: the YouTube posting and what’s happened since insights into Christian’s personality and […] Read more »