Hello and good morning from T.I.G.E.R.S. in Myrtle Beach! Please enjoy this post by Dan!
In 1966, the movie Born Free was a huge hit. It won a Golden Globe award for Best Picture of the Year, and two Academy Awards for its soundtrack.
The movie was based on a book of the same name written by Joy Adamson who, with her husband George, had raised a lioness known as Elsa. George had been forced to kill Elsa’s mother when he surprised her with her cubs and she charged him. Two of the cubs were farmed out to a zoo, but Elsa who was the smallest stayed with them. As she grew into adulthood, Elsa became harder to manage and the decision was finally made by Joy, whom she had developed and attachment to, to return her to the wild.
After training her to hunt and acclimating her to the wild, Elsa was turned loose and George and Joy eventually returned to England. About a year later, the returned to Kenya in hopes of finding out what happened to Elsa, when they located her, not only did she remember them, she also brought her three cubs out to meet them.
Born Free is a heartwarming movie, suitable for the whole family. It’s available on DVD, at Amazon and other retailers.
If you want to see what a real lion looks like, as well as other big cats and exotic animals, come see us at T.I.G.E.R.S in Myrtle Beach. One visit to us and you can write your our story!