This is just an amazing story and video that will likely make the tears flow for many animal lovers, including my Pet Show co-host Carrie Coppernoll.
In 1969, two British men who were roomates saw a lion cub for sale. They adopted the lonely cub, taking it home to their flat and letting it exercise on the grounds of a church with permission from the vicar.
The cub, which they named Christian, quickly grew too large, and they decided to re-introduce him to Africa. The plan was a success. A year after Christian was released, the men decided they wanted to visit him. Christian was now the head of his own pride and wildlife experts warned the men he would not remember them now that he was wild, and they would be in danger. They visited anyway. This was what happened when they found him. Sorry for the sappy music.
- Staff Writer Bryan Dean