Lecturer & Safari Leader
Australian-born John Rendall first came to London in the late 1960s and it was there that with his friend Anthony (Ace) Bourke he first came across Christian, a young cub lying in a cage in Harrods department store. After protracted negotiations they bought Christian and raised him in Chelsea. Christian's 'legacy' is the continued interest in his unique life: the first English-born lion to be successfully rehabilitated, and the inspiration for the George Adamson Wildlife Preservation Trust. Today John remains an active fund-raiser for the trust which administers the Mkomazi National Park in Tanzania. John lectures at schools and leads safaris to Kenya, visiting Meru National Park and Kora National Park, where Christian was rehabilitated.
John Rendall will be talking to Julia Wheeler about Christian the Lion on Thursday 31st January at 11am. After the event, John will be signing copies of his book at the 'Signings at Stanfords' stand.