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I was set back the most when a resident crocodile was shot in it's habitat purely because they wanted Elsa to cross the river without fear - a clear indication that their definition of conservation was narrow minded. This is the original first edition of Born Free from 1960, when it was entitled Born Free: A Lioness of Two Worlds.

Beautiful story of a lioness, Elsa, and the friendship she maintained with her humans, Joy and George Adamson.Bar the fact that Elsa had some very human, relatable characteristics, her relationship with Joy was almost too familiar for comfort. An orphaned lion cub, the weakest of the litter that grew up into a beautiful lioness named Elsa, who got involved in many adventures with her foster parents. The area where the Adamson's released Elsa had within her range a number of villages and given that she and her cubs where extensively fed on goat on by the Adamsons there was a certain, ahem, disquiet among the human population and the Adamsons are told they have to relocate the lions somewhere more suitable.

While raising Elsa as a pet, they rarely kept her penned up or chained and gave her a lot of freedom to still act like a lion. As we read about her deeply personal struggles and how she combats them, we can learn how to flourish ourselves.An attractive copy nicely bound with lion paw prints on front cover, owner's discreet signature, otherwise like new. The book was followed by Living Free, which is about Elsa as a mother to her cubs, and Forever Free, which tells of the release of the cubs Jespah, Gopa and Little Elsa.

On 3 January 1980, in Shaba National Reserve in Kenya, Joy Adamson's body was discovered by her assistant, Pieter Mawson. Perhaps we just become more emotionally fragile as time goes on, and look at least some of the time for less disturbing reads. Adamson does a terrific job of telling a very personal story and also educating about the bigger picture. Illustrated with the same beautiful, evocative photographs that first enchanted the world forty years ago and updated with a new introduction by George Page, former host and executive editor of the PBS series Nature and author of Inside the Animal Mind, this anniversary edition introduces to a new generation one of the most heartwarming associations between man and animal.Fifty years ago Joy Adamson first introduced to the world the story of her life alongside Elsa the lioness, whom she had rescued as an orphaned cub, and raised at her home in Kenya.



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