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Christian the Lion’s Extraordinary Reunion (video)

Christian the Lion was born at a London Zoo, which sold him to a pet shop where two young Australians bought him in 1969. They raised him as a pet for a few months, and he grew from 35 pounds to 185 pounds.

The local authorities said they could not keep him, so they sent him to George Adamsonís animal sanctuary in Kenya where he lived free and around humans who fed him. A year later the Aussies went to Kenya to visit their friend Christian the Lion and had a heartfelt reunion. The story was made into a movie.

There are lots of short videos about this reunion. I like this one, with scenes taken from the movie, and with the lovely and very appropriate background music of Whitney Houston singing I Will Always Love You.

Related: Extraordinary Gorilla Reunion

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6:55AM PST on Jan 14, 2013

Beautiful.

8:17PM PDT on Oct 16, 2012

To late.

8:17PM PDT on Oct 16, 2012

To late.

8:16PM PDT on Oct 16, 2012

To late.

1:59PM PDT on Aug 12, 2011

Saw it before, love it =)
Thanks =)

1:57PM PDT on Jun 5, 2011

Not available, but I remember this video...
I cry everytime I see it!
Thank you!

11:00PM PDT on Jun 4, 2011

Not available anymore, but I remember seeing that video 2 or 3 years ago.
Very touching!

2:52AM PST on Jan 30, 2011

These chaps did the right thing - lions, like all wild animals belong in their rightful habitat, where they can function like they are supposed to.

5:19PM PST on Jan 28, 2011

Thanks for the info.

9:12AM PST on Jan 28, 2011

I've seen this before and I can watch it over and over. Such a nice story.

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