Christian the Lion: The Full Story in Pictures
You've seen the sensational video. Now, Born Free Foundation co-founder Virginia McKenna shares the story behind the footage.
Virginia, Bill, Christian, John and Ace Outside the Caravan in Surrey
"Christian was a very wonderfully natured animal; you used to be able to go into his enclosure and sit with him. He was not at all aggressive. Luckily, Ace and John took him from the department store when he was very small, and [he] was only treated with kindness, was only loved. He shared their life, and he never had any reason to be afraid.
Photo: © Virginia McKenna/bornfree.org.uk
Published on October 25, 2011