Cat Videos: July 2008 Archives

John Rendall and Anthony "Ace" Bourke talk about Christian on the Today Show. They talk about the excitement they felt when they saw Christian. John and Ace are still involved in animal conservation with the George Adamson Wildlife Fund. If you are touched by this story, give generously to the fund so they can continue their conservation efforts at Wild Life Now.

Read the full story Hugging Lion's ex-owners reflect on his legacy.

Other posts about Christian the Lion:

Christian the Lion: The Movie Parts 1 and 2

Christian the Lion: The Movie Parts 3 and 4

Christian the Lion: The Movie Parts 5 and 6

Christian the Lion: The Movie Parts 7 and 8

Christian the Lion: The Movie Parts 9 and 10

This video shows some great footage of Christian and Ace and John playing in the church courtyard when he was still a cub, then of course the big hug is included in this video too! I can't get enough of this story. So indulge me and watch one more video of Christian the Lion!

Other posts about Christian the Lion:

Christian the Lion: The Movie Parts 1 and 2

Christian the Lion: The Movie Parts 3 and 4

Christian the Lion: The Movie Parts 5 and 6

Christian the Lion: The Movie Parts 7 and 8

Christian the Lion: The Movie Parts 9 and 10

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reunion1_t.jpgThese are the final two parts to the movie: Christian, the lion who thought he was people. I keep calling it a movie, but it's really a documentary - it's a true story and there are no actors or stunt doubles. Christian the lion is played by Christian himself.

In part 9, tragedy strikes, and the story is told by George Adamson himself. Ace and John return to comfort George and to see how Christian is doing. Christian and the lionesses were out of the camp, but Ace and John waited. This is the part that you've seen before - the part where Christian jumps up and hugs his friends. Only now you can hear his grunts and his paws on the rocks. Much more realistic.



In part 10, you can see how Christian's comfort with Ace and John made Mona, Lisa and Supercub comfortable with them too. The film then shows Christian's parents in a cramped zoo and compares their lives to Christian's. Such a touching film. I just finished watching it and I am completely overwhelmed.



Other posts about Christian the Lion:

The true story of Christian the lion...

Christian the Lion: The Movie Parts 1 and 2

Christian the Lion: The Movie Parts 3 and 4

Christian the Lion: The Movie Parts 5 and 6

Christian the Lion: The Movie Parts 7 and 8

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The European Cave Lion was the largest cat that ever lived...

What happens when you breed a Tiger and a Lion together? You get a Liger!

Image10_t.jpgIn Part 7 of Christian the Lion who thought he was people, two new lionesses Juma and Jessica, are introduced to Christian and Boy. They were too wild so it was up to Christian to befriend them and get them to stay in the little pride. But the wild lions outside of camp were too strong and too territorial.





In Part 8, George visits the Nairobi animal orphanage to get two more females Mona and Lisa, with Juma, that made three females, Christian and a recovering Boy in this little pride. Mona and Lisa were a little more tame than Juma so would require more care in rehabilitating them to the wild. Introducing and integrating these lions has to be done carefully.





Other posts about Christian the Lion I think you might be into:

The true story of Christian the lion...

Christian the Lion: The Movie Parts 1 and 2

Christian the Lion: The Movie Parts 3 and 4

Christian the Lion: The Movie Parts 5 and 6

Other posts I think you might be into:

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The European Cave Lion was the largest cat that ever lived...

What happens when you breed a Tiger and a Lion together? You get a Liger!

Image18_t.jpgI am totally intrigued by the story of Christian the LIon. I guess because I love cats and I have always wondered what it would be like to domesticate a wild cat. This story comes as close as I'll ever get to knowing what it is like to live with a wild cat. I've blogged about Christian before, you can see a brief video of Christian the Lion here.

The full story of Christian and how he was integrated into the wild, is available in ten minute segments. If you haven't already seen the first two segments of the movie, see Christian, the lion who lived in my London living room: The Movie Parts 1 and 2. And the next two segments of Christian, the lion who lived in my London living room: The Movie Parts 3 and 4

In this segment, Ace and John have to say goodbye to Christian the Lion and Christian has to start learning how to be a wild cat. Boy, Christian and Kitania along with George Adamson, start their own little family.





Part 6 of Christian's story repeats some of the earlier video. Start it at about 2:20 to pick up where the 5th segment leaves off. Boy and Christian went off to hunt together and Kitania was left behind by herself on the banks of the river. They waited and watched for her for three days.



Other posts about Christian the Lion I think you might be into:

The true story of Christian the lion...

Christian the Lion: The Movie Parts 1 and 2

Christian the Lion: The Movie Parts 3 and 4

Other posts I think you might be into:

12 cats that will be extinct by 2020

The European Cave Lion was the largest cat that ever lived...

What happens when you breed a Tiger and a Lion together? You get a Liger!

stairs400_t.jpgI wrote a brief summary of the story of Christian the Lion a while back with a video that highlights their reunion. For the short version of the story, I suggest you see that video.

But for those of you who are intrigued by the full story of Christian, the full length movie is available but it has been cut into ten minute segments. If you haven't already seen the first two segments of the movie, see Christian, the lion who lived in my London living room: The Movie Parts 1 and 2

The movie is hard to find, because when it was released in the early seventies, the movie had three names:

Christian the Lion

The Lion at World's End

Christian, the lion who thought he was people

In this segment, they found a piece of land and built a compound for Christian and the humans to live in protection while Christian learned how to live in the wild. They introduced Christian to Boy, another tame lion who had been living wild for years. They hoped to create a new pride. Part 3 shows Boy, a surgery that Boy had to endure and the love and trust that Boy had in George. Lions are truly amazing animals.



In Part 4, we see the surgery and recovery of Boy and we find out that a female lion cub was found too. Then we see the introduction of Boy to Christian, who still seemed to have his natural wild instincts intact. Watching the three lions, Boy, Christian and the female Kitania interact was beautiful and exciting but we still don't know if Boy will accept Christian.



Other posts about Christian the Lion I think you might be into:

The true story of Christian the lion...

Christian: The Movie Parts 1 and 2

Other posts I think you might be into:

12 cats that will be extinct by 2020

The European Cave Lion was the largest cat that ever lived...

What happens when you breed a Tiger and a Lion together? You get a Liger!

Image01_t.jpgI blogged about Christian the Lion a while back. But I can't believe that I actually found the movie! Christian the Lion was made into a movie staring Ace and John, Christian and Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna. The story follows the truth closely, and even includes lots of footage of Christian playing with Ace and John. You can see they really loved each other.

So the story goes that Bill and Virginia, after having starred in the Movie Born Free (a movie about George Adamson - the Man who lived with Lions) were shopping for a desk. They wondered into the World's End Antique store and were shocked to find a lion there. They had first hand knowledge of the lion sanctuary run by George Adamson and were quick to help Ace and John relocate Christian to the wild. The movie clips below explain the story and show how this wild animal was raised to be a loving and gentle giant.

John and Ace were so dedicated to Christian, that they quit their jobs and went to live with Christian at Bill and Virginia's cottage while the arrangements were made to take him to Africa. What an amazing story. Enjoy the first two parts of the movie, I'll post the rest in the coming days! Read the article, Christian the Lion who lived in my London living room for more information.



Other posts about Christian the Lion:

The true story of Christian the lion...

Christian playing with Ace and John (video)

Interview with Ace and John, July 31, 2008

Christian the Lion: The Movie Parts 1 and 2

Christian the Lion: The Movie Parts 3 and 4

Christian the Lion: The Movie Parts 5 and 6

Christian the Lion: The Movie Parts 7 and 8

Christian the Lion: The Movie Parts 9 and 10

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Cats are so funny. Their curiosity and laziness are a comical combination. Check out this video. It's got a few older classic clips in with some newer footage of funny and cute cats. I love the one of the cat lying on its back, he tries to get up but is too tired, he lies on his back and falls asleep. Oh and the cat trying to walk over the balloon is hilarious! Enjoy!

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Finally a show about cats! Dr. Katrina makes house calls and shows people how to really relate to their cats. If you are having difficulties with your cat, tune in for pointers. Here is a video of Chumley, a cat that appears to have an attitude problem, a common problem among cats. But what I find interesting is how Dr. Katrina handles the situation. Her suggestions are effective. And what I really like about this show, is that we get to see how smart cats really are! Now this is good TV.

Watch Chumley's Story Here.

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See a 400 lbs African Lion hug and kiss his rescuer!

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The other day, I showed you a video of a cute kitten having a Kitty Conversation with his owner. But now I hear that Burnsy, the talking cat was taken from his owner's house while she was away. Apparently, he is in the Turner Valley - Black Diamond area of Alberta, Canada near a farming community. If anyone has seen him or knows anything about this cat-napping, post your info here and I'll make sure you get in touch with Burnsy's mommy. Meanwhile, here is an older look at Burnsy while he has another conversation.
This kitten answers every question and his "mommy" asks all the right questions! This video is the cutest cat talking video I have ever seen!

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