Posted by: Chris Sandel | August 7, 2008

Christian the Lion

This video has become pretty wide spread and I’ve been meaning to post it for a while now.  In case you haven’t seen it yet, you’ve got to check it out. 

Christian the Lion has one of the more incredible stories I’ve seen in a while.  Apparently two guys in the 60’s saw a lion cub at Harrods’ in London, a huge department store where they say you can buy anything, and felt sorry for it so they bought it and brought it home.  They raised it for the first year or so, keeping it at their apartment and playing with it in the local church yard before it became so big that they were forced to send it away to Kenya. 

A few years later they went to Kenya to visit Christian but when they arrived they were told that they couldn’t see him because he had become the leader of a pride and he was fully wild.  Undeterred, they eventually found him and the video below is actual footage of what happened next. 



  1. […] version of Jurassic Park featuring fluffy in the place of a raptor.  This is like the opposite of Christian the Lion.  He loved his owners.  I think Fluffy would prefer to slice’em and […]

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