Saturday, October 20, 2012

Fitzjohn and Adamson

 Adamson and Fitzjohn together at Kora
Fitzjohn with Bugsy (photos courtesy of

More on Tony Fitzjohn, an internationally renowned field expert on African wildlife, best known for the 19 years he spent helping Born Free’s George Adamson return more than forty leopards and lions―including the celebrated Christian―to the wild in central Kenya. 

The George Adamson Wildlife Preservation Trust was formed in England in 1979 to raise funds for the work being done in the Kora National Park in northern Kenya by Adamson and Fitzjohn. In Kora, Adamson helped Christian learn how to live in the wild. 

Read about Tony's work on projects in Kenya and Tanzania to help protect African wildlife and improve the lives of the people that live there. 

My next post will be devoted to George Adamson (1906-1989). Virginia McKenna, star of Born Free and Founder and Trustee of the Born Free Foundation, says it best:

"There will never be another person like George Adamson. His was a rugged life style, in a bush camp with only a few modern conveniences. He lived in harmony with nature and he shared a truly beautiful and almost unbelievable friendship with his beloved lion friends.  He was truly a unique and wonderful gentleman who devoted his life to helping wildlife and to protecting the unique environment in which they lived."

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