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12 Aug, 2013
Eternal Hug 2013 by Jiawei Shen oil on canvas 213 x 167 cms

Happy Birthday Christian!

Christian was born on the 12 August 1969 – 44 years ago in Ilfracombe Zoo, Devon.  In the wild he may have lived to be 10 or 1…
1 May, 2013
Christian the Lion

Christian the Lion named #1 heart-wrenching video

The YouTube reunion video of Christian the Lion was named by Mashable as the number 1 heart-wrenching video to make you c…
21 Dec, 2012

Ace Bourke Interview

This month Ace Bourke was interviewed by Wilson Vega for Tiempo Real. Click here to watch the skype interview.…
20 Dec, 2012
Christmas Card by Derek Cattani

Christian’s Christmas Card

Thanks to Derek Cattani again for Christian’s Christmas card. Merry Christmas and Season’s Greeting to…
20 Dec, 2012

Christian and George Adamson

Christian with George Adamson – probably late 1972 or 1973. It must be one of the last photographs taken. Courte…
19 Dec, 2012

Christian painting by Karen Neal

New Zealand artist Karen Neal generously donated the proceeds of this painting to GAWPT. See her website for limited ed…
14 Aug, 2012
Michael Riley, Kristina 1986 gelatin silver photograph

Ace Bourke: A Collector’s Journey

This weekend Ace Bourke opened his exhibition A Collector’s Journey at the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & A…
14 Aug, 2012

Happy Birthday Christian!

The 12th of August marks Christian’s birthday and this month also marks 40 years since we last saw Christian. By 1…
16 May, 2012
Christian the Lion

BBC’s “The One Show” features Christian the Lion

On 1 May 2012, BBC’s “The One Show” featured two stories about reunions of wild animals with their f…
14 Feb, 2012

Thank you Whitney

Vale Whitney Houston. Your song I Will Always Love You helped send Christian’s video viral and introduced him to a new gl…