Christian The Lion

In 1969, John Rendall (now a trustee of the George Adamson Wildlife Preservation Trust) and Ace Bourke bought a lion cub from Harrods in London. He was called Christian and was looked after by John and Ace in England for about a year. He was a magnificent animal, full of character and friendship, and an amazing bond formed between the two men and the lion. In 1970, John and Ace decided to take Christian to George Adamson in the Kora National Reserve in Kenya, where George and his assistant, Tony Fitzjohn, would rehabilitate him to the wild. Read more

Tony Fitzjohn on Being a Rock Star of Conservation

Tony Fitzjohn on de-horning the rhino

Tony Fitzjohn on learning from lions

Tony Fitzjohn on the risks of working with lions

Suzuki helps save the Rhino

Tony Fitzjohn reads from “Born Wild”

“To Walk with Lions” Trailer

This trailer is a movie about the story of George Adamson and Tony Fitzjohn’s work in Kora, Kenya.  It stars Richard Harris as George Adamson.

George Adamson in 1967

Footage from the movie “Born Free,”  a moving story about Elsa the lioness, cared for by George and Joy Adamson who is reintroduced into the wild.

Painted Dogs Opening Ceremony with Tony Fitzjohn OBE

Tony Fitzjohn, OBE at the opening of the new African Wild Dog exhibit in the Chester Zoo in the United Kingdom.

George Adamson: Father of Lions (Baba ya Simba)

George Adamson’s history of work in Kora.