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Born Wild The Extraordinary Story of One Man's Passion for Lions and for Africa

Biography / Memoir
By: Tony Fitzjohn(Author)
356 pages, 24 plates with 60 b/w photos
Publisher: Penguin Books
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  • Born Wild ISBN: 9780141048567 Paperback Feb 2011 Temporarily out of stock: order now to get this when available
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Born Wild is a story of passion, adventure and skulduggery on the frontline of African conservation. Following the author's journey from London bad boy to African wildlife warrior, the heart of this tale is a series of love affairs with the world's most beautiful and endangered creatures – affairs that so often end in pain, for to succeed in re-introducing a lion or leopard to the wild is to be deprived of their companionship.

The author tells of his twenty years in Kenya with George Adamson of Born Free fame – a time of discovery, isolation and frequent danger living far from civilisation. And when he was prevented from re-introducing any more animals into the wild and made unwelcome in the country he loved, he had to start anew in Tanzania.

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Tony Fitzjohn has spent over forty years re-introducing lions, leopards, rhinos and African Hunting Dogs to the wild. He is one of the world's leading field experts on the relationship between man and African wildlife. He was awarded the OBE by the Queen and the Order of the Golden Ark by Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands for his services to wildlife.

Biography / Memoir
By: Tony Fitzjohn(Author)
356 pages, 24 plates with 60 b/w photos
Publisher: Penguin Books
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"Brilliant, truly brilliant. I was hooked. It was inspiring, moving and exciting. He is the last of the swashbuckling conservationists who has selflessly devoted his life to the people and the wildlife of Africa. A true african adventure of epic proportions. It makes me want to give up everything and move to Africa."
– Ben Fogle

"Hugely compelling and funnily written. From tragedies of the worst kind to triumphs unimaginable, he's a true pioneer making up solutions to situations as he goes along"
– Martin Clunes

"Born Wild describes his breathless roller coaster across the African savannah with passion and humour, an inspirational tale of what one comitted individual can achieve against the odds"
– Brian Jackman, Sunday Telegraph

"The passages describing the lions the three men were raising and rehabilitating into the wild are odes to harmony, serenity and understanding"

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