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Born Wild: The Extraordinary Story of One Man's Passion for Africa - Tony Fitzjohn
Born Wild: The Extraordinary Story of One Man's Passion for Africa
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Tony Fitzjohn, part missionary, part madman, has been called “one of the world’s most endangered creatures.” An internationally renowned field expert on African wildlife, he is best known for the eighteen years he spent helping Born Free’s George Adamson return more than forty leopards and... show more
Tony Fitzjohn, part missionary, part madman, has been called “one of the world’s most endangered creatures.” An internationally renowned field expert on African wildlife, he is best known for the eighteen 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.         Born Wild is the memoir of Fitzjohn’s extraordinary life. It shows how a man driven by an impossibly restless spirit can do almost anything, from being a bouncer in a brothel, to surviving a vicious lion attack, to fighting with the Tanzanian government, to being appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by the Queen.         A notorious hell-raiser given to scrapes with bandits, evil policemen, and wicked politicians, who has been shot at by poachers and chewed up by lions, Fitzjohn is also a wonderful raconteur. Shenanigans aside, he belongs to that rare species of humans who have sought refuge and meaning in a life truly dedicated to the restoration of the animal kingdom. Many times Tony Fitzjohn has put his life on the line for the cause in which he believes. Born Wild is the story of that passion.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780307716033 (0307716031)
Publisher: Crown
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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Fitzjohn worked with George Adamson in Africa after George and Joy divorced. He has helped return a number of animals to the wild, including lions, leopards, African wild dogs, elephants, and rhinos. He never had an easy time - money was hard to come by (most came from charitable gifts held in trust...
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