Wednesday, 16 July 2008

~Love & Friendships~

Love knows no limit
True friendships last a lifetime


In 1969, John Rendall and Ace Berg purchased a 35-pound lion cub who had been born in a zoo. They named the cub Christian, and raised him in their London home.

Within a year, Christian had grown to 185 lbs. Rendall and Berg realized they couldn't keep him much longer. But they didn't know what to do with him. A chance encounter with two actors from the film "Born Free" changed that.

The actors recommended George Adamson, a conservationist living in Kenya. Christian was sent to Africa where he was rehabilitated and released into the wild.

In 1974, Rendall and Berg decided to visit Christian one last time. He was now a wild animal. Adamson told them it was doubtful that Christian could be found. No one had seen him in nine months.

The two flew to Kenya, anyway. On the day they landed, Christian appeared outside Adamson's camp. Somehow, he knew. He waited outside the camp until Rendall and Berg arrived.

This video was taken during their reunion with Christian.

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