Thursday, 9 June 2011

THE LION WHO THOUGHT HE WAS CHRISTIAN.

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.

 

                                                          
                                                                                    
                                                                           
   

88 comments:

  1. I have seen those before - very heartwarming!

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  2. Great story, I'm glad I have read this today !

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  3. ... i wish i could buy a lion from a store

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  4. I remember watching this a while back and it caught my attention! I couldn't believe the lion didnt maul those guys!!

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  5. This gets me every time i see it, at first i thought MY GOD THOSE STUPID MORTALS, but when the Lion actually recognizes them and starts playing around im like "Damn i was the stupid mortal..."

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  6. Awesome story. Luckily he didn't just decide to eat their faces.

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  7. Awesome story :) You're a good writer.

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  8. amazing story, im pretty sure i remember this

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  10. i'm not sure this has the interpretation that everyone thinks it does...

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  11. Christian the Lion looks scary, but he's a friendly fellow

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  12. Always gets me choked up. Amazing video. Music helps take me over the top.

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  13. i love that reunion video!

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  14. Oh you gotta be kidding me... Even lions...

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  15. "One day they went to Harrods store in Knghtsbridge and bought a male Lion Cub and called him Christian"

    You can buy LIONS in Harrods?? I gotta get me one

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  16. Beautifull story! absolutely love this ;D

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  17. I love that second video with the reunion. So happy.

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  18. Interesting movie. I think I would be a little bit too chicken to adopt a lion.

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  19. Iv seen the full documenty a couple years ago.


    Best story ever!

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  20. I remember this. I think American Dad did a parody of it.

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  21. Such a good story! Love the youtube clip :)

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  22. I remember this story! I always love hearing it!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Awh that's a nice story c:

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  24. And this is why cats are better than dogs! :P

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  25. Seen that video a while ago, was impressed!

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  26. Nice story, Lion are so cool, I want Lion hug.

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  27. This is truly a touching story. I love big cats. And small ones, too, ofcourse. It's amazing they weren't eaten by the lion but the bond they had with it was obviously so strong and powerful that it kept that from happening. You can see the love and affection in the animal's eyes when they all meet again. Cool.

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  28. Yes good story, I saw the prog on TV last year.

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  29. What a remarkable story. Thanks for posting!

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  30. oh wow, now that really is a touching story . thanks so much for finding and posting this :)

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  31. Great story, real emotional.

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  32. I think I may have seen this before.

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  33. This video always makes me dawww.

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  34. Have you seen the Tosh.0 rendering of these events? Not quite as touching as the true story.

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  35. Oh wow, I want my own pet lion now. :')

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  36. I remember seeing this story a few years back almost brings tears to my eyes. I love this story.

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  37. lol thanks for the comment.

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  38. I saw this story a while back and I remember feeling like it was something out of a storybook instead of real life. I do wonder what would have happened if the lion has attacked them instead.

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  39. Charlie seems like such a good Lion. I bet he'd be great to play with

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  40. please let me know when your next post is up, ive read this twice now because i enjoyed it !!

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  41. really amazing stuff - I was this story before

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  42. Punkin said it was luck and was curious as to why the last video looked so much like porn?

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  43. I saw this a while back. I really need to find me a lion store...

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  44. Ah, I saw this. I'm quite jelly actually :(

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  45. hoping to see a new post from you soon :)

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