Born Wild: The Extraordinary Story of One Man's Passion for Lions and for Africa.

Author(s): Tony Fitzjohn

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"Born Wild" is a story of passion, adventure and skulduggery on the frontline of African conservation. Following Tony Fitzjohn's journey from London bad boy to African wildlife warrior, the heart of the story is a series of love affairs with the world's most beautiful and endangered creatures - affairs that so often end in pain, for to succeed in re-introducing a lion or leopard to the wild is to be deprived of their companionship. Tony tells of his twenty years in Kenya with George Adamson of Born Free fame - a time of discovery, isolation and frequent danger living far from civilisation. And when he was prevented from re-introducing any more animals into the wild and made unwelcome in the country he loved, Tony had to start anew in Tanzania.


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Hugely compelling and funnily written. From tragedies of the worst kind to triumphs unimaginable, he's a true pioneer making up solutions to situations as he goes along -- Martin Clunes Brilliant ... inspiring, moving and exciting. A true African adventure of epic proportions -- Ben Fogle

Tony Fitzjohn has spent over forty years re-introducing lions, leopards, rhinos and African Hunting Dogs to the wild. He is one of the world's leading field experts on the relationship between man and African wildlife. He was awarded the OBE by the Queen and the Order of the Golden Ark by Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands for his services to wildlife.

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  • : 9780670918911
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Viking
  • : September 2010
  • : books

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  • : Tony Fitzjohn
  • : Hardback
  • : 352