Father of Lions

George Adamson was killed 33 years ago in an ambush a few miles from his isolated camp in northern Kenya. He was on his way to pick up visitors at his dirt airstrip when his Land Rover was attacked by gunfire from three Somali bandits.

He wrote of lions "Like people, they can look impressive, beautiful, curious, ugly or plain. The best are adventurous, loyal and brave." George always claimed that lions have a sixth sense; in an uncanny foretelling of his death, the whole pride of lions and lionesses gathered outside the camp the night before he died - as if paying their last respects to the man who had always been their protector.

RIP Father of Lions also known as Baba ya Simba. Your enduring legacy lives on.

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