Christian the Lion’s story is so awesome, you’ll cry like a total puss

This is an oldie, but a goodie.  As a Gen-Xer raised on video games, ’80s action movies and snarky ’90s sitcoms, I’m pretty much dead inside, but this shit makes me tear up a bit.

Christian the Lion was purchased as a cub by a pair of Australian men at Harrod’s (which, in itself, is an insane frigging fact).  They raised him in London until he got too big to care for, then they reintroduced him to his native Africa.

A year later, they heard from gamekeepers that Christian was doing fantastically well in his new home.  They went to visit him, but were warned that he was totally wild now and probably wouldn’t remember them.

That’s not quite what happened…

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Posted on April 26, 2013, in Nature. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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