Christian the Lion: The Illustrated Legacy


Christian the Lion: The Illustrated Legacy

Fifty years ago two young Australians bought a lion cub from Harrods and raised him in their flat in Chelsea. It was the start of an extraordinary journey that saw the lion, called Christian, successfully introduced into the wild in Africa by George Adamson, and then, two years later, an emotional reunion that has become one of the most-watched clips on YouTube. Now Christian is back in a new illustrated book featuring scores of never-before-seen pictures!

“In 1969, when we took Christian to Kenya, there were an estimated four hundred thousand wild lions in Africa. As this book goes to press in 2018, there are probably fewer than twenty thousand. In less than fifty years, the lion population has plummeted by more than ninety per cent. Hopefully Christian’s legacy will raise awareness of the threat to all wildlife.” - John Rendall

Purchase Christian the Lion: The Illustrated Legacy with a 10% discount here. A special hardback Gift Edition is also available.

Intrigued? Find out more about Christian and his legacy with these articles.

John and Ace first met Christian at Harrods Christian lived with John and Ace on the King's Road
 Christian travelled to Africa with John and Ace Christian is reunited with his former owners in Africa in a video clip that later goes viral! 
 John and Ace say their last goodbyes to Christian  

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Christian the Lion cover

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