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Christian The Lion book launch at Taronga Zoo, Sydney with authors John Rendall and Ace Bourke

Christian The Lion book launch at Taronga Zoo, Sydney with authors John Rendall and Ace Bourke  Photo:  Bill Ranken21 April 2009     Words and photos:  Bill Ranken 

Christian the lion’s legacy lives on

John Rendall and Ace Bourke bought a lion from Harrods in London and reared him in their flat in Kings Road before releasing him in Africa.  When the video of their reunion with Christian was broadcast on YouTube it received one of the highest ‘hit’ rates ever.

Rendall and Bourke are now the authors of a best selling book titled Christian The Lion and I ferried across to the Zoo for the big launch party for the book in Sydney.  Attended by many of Sydney’s smart set, ABC newsreader and well known environmentalist Richard Morecroft MC’d the event.

Great to see Lady Sonia McMahon out and about again. – Bill Ranken

The video that started it all

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Christian The Lion book launch at Taronga Zoo, Sydney with authors John Rendall and Ace Bourke  Photo:  Bill RankenChristian The Lion book launch at Taronga Zoo, Sydney with authors John Rendall and Ace Bourke  Photo:  Bill Ranken
Christian The Lion book launch at Taronga Zoo, Sydney with authors John Rendall and Ace Bourke  Photo:  Bill RankenChristian The Lion book launch at Taronga Zoo, Sydney with authors John Rendall and Ace Bourke  Photo:  Bill Ranken
Christian The Lion book launch at Taronga Zoo, Sydney with authors John Rendall and Ace Bourke  Photo: Bill RankenChristian The Lion book launch at Taronga Zoo, Sydney with authors John Rendall and Ace Bourke  Photo: Bill Ranken

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