A Lion Called Christian Hits Bestseller Lists
Posted on March 22, 2009
The nonfiction book, A Lion Called Christian: The True Story of the Remarkable Bond Between Two Friends and a Lion, is going to hit at #7 on the Times hardcover nonfiction list. The book is also selling well on Amazon. The book about the story and amazing reunion of two men a lion they raised named Christian was originally published in 1971. It has been updated with new photographs after a YouTube video spiked interest in the story.
The New York Times reports that the lion cub (Christian) was bought at Harrods in 1969 by two friends who raised him in London and then released him into the wild in Kenya. A year later they returned to Kenya to see if they could find Christian. They did and the reunion was incredible.
Here's the emotional moment from Anthony Bourke's and John Rendall's reunion with Christian in Africa. The video has received over 10 million views and is likely helping to boost sales of the book.