This is a love story from the 1960s. It all started when two Australian men came to live in London. One day they went to Harrods store in Knghtsbridge and bought a male Lion Cub and called him Christian. They brought this little cub to their home and from this point on their lives changed dramatically. A strong bond developed between the Lion and the two men and they became inseparable. The Lion was part of their family now and went everywhere with them. As time went by the Lion was growing up and would soon become too large for them to handle so they had to make a decision on what would be the best for Christian. They decided that instead of putting him into a Zoo they would try to get him into an African environment. This they done and Christian was put into the wild to fend for himself. The lion after many battles with wild Lions eventually established himself and even met a female and started a family. This you would think would be the end of the matter but not so. The two Aussies after I think a year had gone past thought that it would be an idea to try and find out how Christian was getting on. They were informed that it was not really a good idea to try and contact the Lion as he would be completely wild and dangerous by now and that there was no possiblity of him remembering them. But they went ahead anyway and searched for their friend Christian. Eventually they found out where he was and that he was the leader of a pride of Lions. In the videos below you see this reunion of friends and understand that great love can transcend different species in such a profound way. I tried to get better quallity videos but to no avail.
Hope you enjoy them as I did.