|The story of Christian the lion|
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This is a true story (from "christian, the lion who thought he was people").
You can watch the video of the song featuring here, with lyrics, clicking this link:
In 1969, John Rendall & Ace Berg saw a lion cub for sale in Harrods.
Cramped & lonely in a small cage, they decided to bring it home.
A local vicar allowed them to exercise the cub, now named Christian,
in the church grounds but he very quickly became too big for their
The only thing they could do was to try and reintroduce him to Africa,
which they managed to do.
A year later they wanted to visit him but were told that he was now
the head of his own pride and as such was completely wild and would
not remember them.
Undaunted, they went anyway.
After many hours of looking for the pride, this is what happened when
they finally found the WILD LION . . .
He even introduced them to his wife!
Love knows no limits and true friendships lasts a lifetime.
Get back in touch with someone today.
You'll be glad you did.
CUB= The baby of an animal.
CAGE= A box made of iron bars, designed to keep animals inside so that they can't escape.
VICAR= A Christian priest from the Church of England (Anglican Church)
MANAGED= If you manage to do something you can do it, although it was difficult to do.
HEAD= Captain, chief, boss, president.
PRIDE= A company of lions, a group of lions that live and hunt together (compare with "a flock of birds", "a pack of wolves", etc).
WILD= undomesticated, not used to contact with humans. A wild animal is usually dangerous and maybe they can kill people. A wild lion will certainly kill people.
UNDAUNTED= Not discouraged.
GET BACK IN TOUCH= Contact again.