Saturday, March 8, 2008

Lion Love...

These two guys reared this lion from a baby in England but the authorities would not allow them to keep it once it reached maturity so they were forced to give it up. They took it back to Africa and placed it in a wildlife sanctuary, a year later they went to see it and were told it would not remember them.
















They were wrong..




H/T 45Govt. More info here.

25 comments:

-eve- said...

Beautiful story. I watched the cartoon 'Kimba' before; but forgot about it til I read your link ...
(wow, to think that england used to sell lions in department stores!)

Daisy said...

that was absolutely lovely jane...thank you so much...really it was what i needed today!

Lilith said...

Really gorgeous.

fleetofworlds said...

Well, that appears to have been a hit with the distaff side of the blogging community.

Actually it is rather sweet isn't it!

Lady Jane said...

Lol Fleet! Look at the H/T though;-)

The Hitch said...

I think I have read of this pair
they owned an antique shop on the kings road?
Everything about that clip screams CHUTNEY FERRET to me.
If it had been me that Lion would be a nice rug . I have two leopard skins and a box full of baby ocelot pelts, (true)one day they will make a nice bed cover.

fleetofworlds said...

The mighty 45Govt reveals a hitherto hidden softer centre!

He's been doing a fine job sticking it to the NuLab Trolls on the Telegraph Blogs lately! More power to his elbow!

rhhardin said...

I raised some orphan bunnies and they were extremely ungrateful even at the time. Forget when they're adults.

Thank god they're not carnivorous.

Lady Jane said...

Fleet, you noticed!! He will be thrilled!! I haven't heard much from him myself since he took on the campaign of releasing the DT blogs from the ZANULAB grip:-(
He is doing quite well, but I worry it must be wearing him out!!

Lady Jane said...

In Harrods Eve - where you can (or used to) be able to buy anything your heart could desire, and wallet could afford.

Dais.. glad it cheered you.. xx

Thanks Lilith!

Hitch.. you always have a story. I keep wondering if I am gullible, as I always believe you!

Ron, you could always send them to Hitch.. he would know what to do with them;-)

Tuscan Tony said...

What a way to start a moserable wet Monday here. Post of the week!

Tuscan Tony said...

For onoce the Hitch might be wrong about the chaps:

http://tinyurl.com/2aqjdm

Well worth the read. Thanks again LJ.

Lady Jane said...

Why thanks TT - high praise indeed!
I really enjoyed the DM article - thank you, and have updated the info link to it.

The Hitch said...

lj
I realy do own those skins, my mother used to be a furrier, she got her hands on the entire unclaimed stock in slefridges fur storage facility, we had stuff from the 1890's moleskin, plus all the exotic cats from later years, most were sold on we lost a box a leopards to flooding, now all we/I have is the two adult leopards and the ocelots plus a cashmere blanket covered in rabbit.

Lady Jane said...

Yeah.. I did say that I believed you Hitch. I just have never met someone like you, as no matter what is mentioned you have a story to go with. It's bloody amazing!

You are quite fascinating, and I think you should write a book.

ajdshootist said...

I seem to remember the lion cub sitting in the window of their shop whilst i wandered past in a booze induced state down the Kings Road during the 60s although a large period as an art student was spent in that and smoking induced state!

Lady Jane said...

AJ.. what must that have been like?!
(not the smoking/booze, but seeing a lion cub in a shops window!!)

ajdshootist said...

Strange! but a couple of years in the 60s were spent in a haze whilst at art college which is why they threw me out in 67 because i was not doing much work and was missing for large parts of the day
we used to go up to London to visit museums etc and spend 3/4 of an hour at the museum and the rest of the time in the kings road or carnaby street etc!

CountingCats said...

Was that a brief glimpse of George Adamson watching on?

Lady Jane said...

Yes, indeed CC and if you came from Tim Blair, don't listen to him when he says he doesn't believe it to be true;-)

MentalFloss said...

My wife has a beautifully luxuriant beaver pelt...

Would she were as tame as that lionesse...

Lady Jane said...

Uh, that is a male lion mental.

While his mane is not that luxuriant, surely you must have noticed he's got balls - like some commentators?

Lady Jane said...

or commenters even;-)

mike said...

LJ,
Geez, I tho't Hitch had already written a book!
Sold it to Disney, cartoon and then live action movies.

Sven said...

good Job! :)